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Handbook of Health Social Work, 2nd Edition

Handbook of Health Social Work, 2nd Edition

Sarah Gehlert (Editor) , Teri Browne (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-64365-5

Nov 2011

720 pages

In Stock

$99.00

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Praise for HANDBOOK of HEALTH SOCIAL WORK SECOND EDITION

"Handbook of Health Social Work, Second Edition is a crucial addition for seasoned practitioners' libraries, as well as an essential foundation for fledgling social workers ready to enter health as a practice and research area."
–From the Foreword by Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

"The book's strengths include the high quality of writing and the expertise of its contributors. It covers the field of health social work in significant depth and is sure to leave readers well informed."
–Mary Sormanti, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University School of Social Work

"Quite simply, this is the definitive volume for health and social work. In this second edition, Gehlert and Browne and their expert contributors have confidently managed to keep pace with current theory and empirical research across a wide range of subject matter that will be of interest to practitioners, educators, and researchers."
–Michael Vaughn, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, and Department of Public Policy Studies, Saint Louis University

Thoroughly revised and updated, the only comprehensive handbook of its kind covering the diverse field of health social work

Now in its Second Edition, Handbook of Health Social Work provides a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care. Written from a wellness perspective, the chapters cover practice and research areas ranging from chronic disorders to infectious disease, from physical to mental disorders, and all areas in between.

An excellent resource preparing social workers for the present and future challenges of practice in the field of health care, the Handbook of Health Social Work, Second Edition features discussion on:

  • New trends in social work and health care, including genetics, transdisciplinary care, as well as national and state changes in policy
  • Health social work and children
  • The wide array of roles performed by social workers in health-care settings
  • Ethical issues and decision making in a variety of arenas
  • Understanding of community factors in health social work

Edited by two respected leaders in the field of health social work, this second edition includes contributions from a diverse team of notable experts, researchers, and scholars addressing multiple theoretical foundations, models, issues, and dilemmas for the social worker in health care. The resulting resource offers both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development in proactive and actionable terms.

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Foreword viii
Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts

Acknowledgments x

List of Contributors xi

Introduction xiii

PART I FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE 1

1 Conceptual Underpinnings of Social Work in Health Care 3
 Sarah Gehlert

2 Social Work Roles and Health-Care Settings 20
Teri Browne

3 Ethics and Social Work in Health Care 41
Jared Sparks

4 Public Health and Social Work 64
Marjorie R. Sable, Deborah R. Schild, and J. Aaron Hipp

5 Health Policy and Social Work 100
Julie S. Darnell and Edward F. Lawlor

6 Theories of Health Behavior 125
Sarah Gehlert and Sarah E. Bollinger

PART II HEALTH SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: A SPECTRUM OF CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS 141

7 Community and Health 143
Christopher Masi

8 Physical and Mental Health: Interactions, Assessment, and Interventions 164
Malitta Engstrom

9 Social Work Practice and Disability Issues 219
Rebecca Brashler

10 Communication in Health Care 237
Sarah Gehlert

11 Religion, Spirituality, Health, and Social Work 263
Terry A. Wolfer

12 Developing a Shared Understanding: When Medical Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Approaches 291
Penny B. Block

13 Families, Health, and Illness 318
John S. Rolland

14 Human Sexual Health 343
Les Gallo-Silver and David S. Bimbi

PART III HEALTH SOCIAL WORK: SELECTED AREAS OF PRACTICE 371

15 Social Work With Children and Adolescents With Medical Conditions 373
Nancy Boyd Webb and Rose A. Bartone

16 Social Work With Older Adults in Health-Care Settings 392
Sadhna Diwan, Shantha Balaswamy, and Sang E. Lee

17 Substance Use Problems in Health Social Work Practice 426
Malitta Engstrom, Colleen A. Mahoney, and Jeanne C. Marsh

18 Nephrology Social Work 468
Teri Browne

19 Oncology Social Work 498
Daniel S. Gardner and Allison Werner-Lin

20 Adherence and Mental Health Issues in Chronic Disease: Diabetes, Heart Disease, and HIV/AIDS 526
Wendy Auslander and Stacey Freedenthal

21 Social Work and Genetics 557
Allison Werner-Lin and Kate Reed

22 Pain Management and Palliative Care 590
Terry Altilio, Shirley Otis-Green, Susan Hedlund, and Iris Cohen Fineberg

23 End-of-Life Care 627
Yvette Colón

Afterword 643
Candyce S. Berger

About the Editors 649

Author Index 651

Subject Index 677