International Perspectives on Social Work in Health Care: Past, Present, and Future

1st Edition

Gail K Auslander

Routledge
Published October 2, 1997
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780789003256 - CAT# HW12311

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Summary

In the new health care environment, social workers are being called upon to act as case managers, coordinators, evaluators, therapists, and researchers. International Perspectives on Social Work in Health Care brings together academics and practitioners to discuss what managed care, cost containment, corporatization, and pre-payment portend for social work’s survival. Its explanatory pages will help you understand the need for skills in networking, mediation, and advocacy, how to link communities and institutions, and how to conceptualize, quantify, and measure the outcomes of social work interventions.

In an effort to transcend traditional organizational and intellectual boundaries, International Perspectives on Social Work in Health Care explores conflicts inherent to social work, the need for new theoretical and practice models, social work administration in changing health care organizations, and developments in health social work research. Seeking to unite policy and practice, this guidebook addresses key issues, trends, and innovations in social work, including:
  • services that enhance community health
  • the transformation of health care in the U.S. into a market commodity
  • a broader approach to health and health care to correct gender biases
  • lifestyle changes and health promotion
  • helping clients overcome patterns of denial, fear, and anger
  • individual casework vs. group/community practice
  • patterns of social work service provision in a rehabilitation hospital environment
  • the effects of heterosexism on health and mental health services to lesbian and gay clients

    International Perspectives on Social Work in Health Care acts as a forum for contributing authors and readers to exchange and gain information and learn from each others’experiences and expertise. This is the book to help social work academics, educators, and practitioners work together to meet the demands and challenges of the increasingly complex health care environment.

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