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Handbook of Health Social Work

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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 Colon Afterword 643 Candyce S. Berger About the Editors 649 Author Index 651 Subject Index 677

About the Author

SARAH GEHLERT, PhD, is E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racialand Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School of Social Work and theDepartment of Surgery (School of Medicine), Washington Universityin St. Louis. She is the Co-Director of the NIH-fundedTransdisciplinary Center on Energetics and Cancer (TREC). TERI BROWNE, PhD, is Assistant Professor and CentenaryFaculty in Health Social Work Services Research in the College ofSocial Work at the University of South Carolina. Her researchfocuses on social work in health-care settings.


"The Handbook of Health Social Work, 2nd 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. The handbook covers practice and research areas ranging from chronic disorders to infectious disease, from physical to mental disorders, and all the grey areas in between. At a time of great change in the United States relative to facilitating the production of better health for populations and individuals, any social worker engaged in this area would be well-advised to have this outstanding resource at hand." ?From the Foreword by SUZANNE HEURTIN-ROBERTS, US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES "I'm quite impressed by the comprehensive nature of this revision. It's the enduring kind of text that serves an immediate purpose for social work instruction while also providing a reference for future practice. This is a book that you'll want to keep on your shelf." ?Kevin Lindamood, Vice President for External Affairs at Health Care for the Homeless, Adjunct Professor of health policy at the University of Maryland SSW "The major strength is the organization and comprehensive content of the book. This is a book that can serve as a reference book in any social worker's library, regardless of whether they are practicing in a healthcare setting. There are no other books on this topic that are as comprehensive in scope as the Handbook of Health Social Work, Second Edition." ?Deborah Collinsworth, LAPSW, NSW-C, Director of Nephrology Social Work Services, Dialysis Clinics, Inc. - West Tennessee "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, Ph.D., MSW, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University School of Social Work "Quite simply, this is the definitive volume for Health and Social Work. The first edition was well-executed, well-written and comprehensive. 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, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, and Department of Public Policy Studies, Saint Louis University "Sarah Gehlert and Teri Browne have thoughtfully covered the topics. The readers of this book will be empowered to deal with the daily challenges. It's simple but far reaching, a rich knowledge bank of social workers' interventions, and will benefit even policy makers in planning strategies to improve patients' quality of life." ?Sujata Mohan Rajapurkar, Ph.D., Medical Social Worker & Transplant Co-ordinator, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Gujarat, India

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