Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care

ISBN-10: 0789025671
ISBN-13: 9780789025678
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

As a result of escalating costs, the focus of health care in the United States has shifted from inpatient, hospital-based care to outpatient care in the community. Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care is a comprehensive guide to the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective and efficient practice within a managed-care context that's focused on a diversified, aging consumer population and high-risk health conditions. This unique book examines the essential elements of community health practice, including logic modeling for planning and evaluation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of technology and telemedicine in social work practice.

Goldie Kadushin is a professor of social work at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author, of The Social Work Interview: A Guide for Human Services Professionals (4th edition)with Alfred Kadushin.Marcia Egan is associate professor at the College of Social Work, University of Tennessee. She is author, with Goldie Kadushin, of Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care. The gerontological focus of her empirical research and scholarship contributes to the knowledge base for effective practice in home health practice.

Preface
The Context of Community-Based Health Care
The Revolution in Health Care Funding and Delivery
Introduction
Controlling Escalating Costs of Health Care
The Changing Structure of Health Care Delivery
The Changing Focus of Health Care Delivery
Changes in Government Funding for Faith-Based Organizations and Welfare
Ethical Considerations
The Influences of Managed Care on Practice
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups
Glossary
The Health Care Consumer Population
Introduction
Increasing Longevity
The Diversification of Health Care Consumers
Chronic Illness
The Underinsured and the Uninsured
Health Conditions and Psychosocial Factors and Behaviors
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups
Glossary
Cultural Competence in Ambulatory Health Care Practice
Introduction
What Is Culturally Competent Practice?
What Are "Culture" and "Cultural Background"?
How Are Health Disparities Linked to Cultural Background?
A Framework for Understanding Cultural Background
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups
Glossary
Social Work in Community-Based Health Care
Introduction
What Is Social Work in Community-Based Health Care?
Settings for Social Work Practice in Ambulatory Community Health Care
Advances in Communication Technology for Health Care Practice
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups
Glossary
Culturally Responsive Practice in Ambulatory Health Care
Direct Practice in Community-Based Health Care
Introduction
A Conceptual Process and a Technique for Critical Thinking
Perspectives, Concepts, and Theories for Direct Practice
Culturally Responsive Practice
Culturally Responsive Assessment
Evidence-Based Interventions
Ethical Dilemmas in Direct Practice
Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams
Coordinating an Individual Consumer's Care
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups
Glossary
Practice on Behalf of Health Care Consumer Populations
What Is Practice on Behalf of Health Care Consumer Populations?
Concepts for Practice: Organizations, Communities, Health Care Populations, and Problems
Challenges in Interagency Practice on Behalf of Consumer Populations
Collaborations and Coalitions/Consortia
Health Promotion in Programs on Behalf of Consumer Groups
Leadership on Behalf of Consumer Groups: What Makes a Leader Effective?
Ethical Considerations
Applying the Concepts for Logic Modeling of a Community Program for Children with Asthma
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups
Glossary
Evaluating Practice and Programs in Ambulatory Health Care
Why Evaluate Social Work Practice?
How Is Direct Practice Evaluated?
How Are Programs in Community-Based Practice Evaluated?
How Are Data Analyzed?
Summary
Discussion Questions and Activities for Individuals and Small Groups
Glossary
Appendixes
Exemplars of Innovative Programs in Ambulatory Health Care
Background
Reaching Out to Latinas: Cultural Competence in an Ambulatory Health Care Program
Creatively Responding to the Needs of HIV/AIDS-Affected Children
Participatory Program Development in Perinatal Community Care
A Vision of Health Care for the Uninsured, Working Poor Made Manifest
Web Sites for Social Work in Community-Based Health Care
General Health Topics and Information
Specific Diseases or Health Conditions
Major Health Care Organizations
Health and Minority Populations
Genetics
Specifically for Social Workers
Assessment/Measurement Tools and Instruments
Culturally Related Assessment Topics and Questions
Spiritual Orientation
Health Beliefs
Family Structure, Authority, and Roles
Acculturation
Social Rules and Values
References
Index

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