Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings

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Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings is written by social work practitioners for colleagues in health care settings. It is aimed at teaching social workers how to survive in a rapidly changing health care system. The text emphasizes the role of the social worker in a variety of health care settings with a variety of unique patient disease groups. From community health centres to hospitals and from cancer patients to Alzheimer's victims, this book brings together for the first time the special expertise of social work in responding to various health care needs. One unique feature of this text is the emphasis on the potential for social work role development in each of the particular areas covered. With each article written in a standardized format, it is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate courses in schools of social work as well as for social work practitioners in the field and allied health professionals.

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Michael J. Holosko is Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Windsor. He has taught social work and nursing and has been a consultant in the human service and health field for the past twelve years in Canada, the United States and Europe. His specialty areas are clinical and program evaluation, administrative skills and stress management. He also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Health and Social Policy. He has served on numerous boards of directors for a variety of human service agencies including Health and Welfare Canada's Research Advisory Committee. Patricia A. Taylor is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Windsor. For the past twenty-four years she has taught courses in both the historical development and intervention of social work in health care. In addition, Professor Taylor has been the Director of Social Work in two general hospital settings and was responsible for the initiation of social work departments in four hospital settings. Professor Taylor has been an active member of the executive of the Ontario Hospital Association of Social Work Section and frequently acts as a consultant in the health care area. She has published articles and delivered papers in Canada, the Unites States and Great Britain on various aspects of health care. Most recently, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service America and is a member of the editorial review board committee of the Journal of Social Casework.

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A sorely needed textbook about social work practice in health care settings for the 1980s and 1990s. It is written by practitioners for practitioners as well as social work students. A must for any social work instructor teaching in the health care field or any hospital social work environment." - Michael J. MacLean, Executive Director, CASSW, Ottawa, ON

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