Behavioral and Social Sciences in 21st Century Health Care: Contributions and Opportunities

1st Edition

Gary Rosenberg, Andrew Weissman

Routledge
Published December 20, 2001
Reference - 109 Pages
ISBN 9780789016782 - CAT# HW12678

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Summary

The most current information--in the words of the top men in their fields!

In this unique book, the leaders of the major United States Institutions--the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse--present intriguing statements on the future of behavior science on health care practices. Alan Leshner, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discusses the present and future state of the art in drug abuse and addiction research. Enoch Gordis, Director of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, talks about the history of alcohol research, the MATCH program, the genetics of alcoholism, and exciting new directions for future research, such as anti-craving medicines.

In addition, other valuable chapters contribute insightful observations on the state of contemporary practice in health care, such as:
  • a social work perspective on end-of-life care legislation
  • the myths and realities of prevention principles
  • the factors that determine college students’immunization status
  • ways to integrate social work, social sciences, and health interventions
  • a tribute to social/health services pioneer Doris Siegel

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