A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers, Second Edition

Author: Elise Beaulieu, PhD, MSW, LICSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193498

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 4316

ìBeaulieuís decades of social work practice illuminate every chapter, her years of networking with colleagues in Massachusetts and nationwide enhance every paragraph, and nuggets of insight earned through successfully establishing meaningful relationships with residents and families are reflected in every word. She knows her stuff and through this book shares it with others who are committed to enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents through excellent social work services.î From the Foreword by Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, MA The University of Iowa School of Social Work "Beaulieu's book... clearly articulates what on-the-ground nursing home social work practice involves... These resources are useful as it is rare to be exposed to this type of information or detail during one's educational training... Beaulieu reveals layer upon layer of social worker roles, responsibilities, and important tools. This is a comprehensive guide for social workers."--The Gerontologist This completely updated guide for nursing home social workers reflects the latest political, economic, and cultural trends and requirements for nursing home facilities and how they impact social workers. It is the most comprehensive guide to nursing home social work available and includes new chapters on changing expectations and new models for nursing home facilities (including the patient-centered facility), disaster planning, pain in older adults, and families and next of kin as legal representatives. Also included are policies that have been revised or added since the previous edition was published, including information about the new Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and updated content on dementia, depression, elder abuse, and more. Key Features: Comprises the most comprehensive guide to nursing home social work available Includes new chapters on culture and diversity; spirituality; disaster planning; pain in older adults; new models for nursing homes; and families as legal representatives Provides new information about MDS 3.0 and HIPAA Contains helpful forms for assessments, screenings, transfer/discharge notes, new HIPAA forms, and many others
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A Guide For Nursing Home Social Workers

Author: Elise M. Beaulieu

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115331

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Gerontological Home Health Care

A Guide for the Social Work Practitioner

Author: Goldie Kadushin,Marcia Egan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231124652

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 9710

Known as "the Garbo of Chinese letters" for her elegance and the aura of mystery that surrounded her, Eileen Chang is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential modern Chinese novelists and cultural critics of the twentieth century. In Written on Water, first published in 1945 and now available for the first time in English, Chang offers essays on art, literature, war, and urban life, as well as autobiographical reflections. Chang takes in the sights and sounds of wartime Shanghai and Hong Kong, with the tremors of national upheaval and the drone of warplanes in the background, and inventively fuses explorations of urban life, literary trends, domestic habits, and historic events. These evocative and moving firsthand accounts examine the subtle and not-so-subtle effects of the Japanese bombing and occupation of Shanghai and Hong Kong. Eileen Chang writes of friends, colleagues, and teachers turned soldiers or wartime volunteers, and her own experiences as a part-time nurse. Her nuanced depictions range from observations of how a woman's elegant dress affects morale to descriptions of hospital life. With a distinctive style that is at once meditative, vibrant, and humorous, Chang engages the reader through sly, ironic humor; an occasionally chatty tone; and an intense fascination with the subtleties of modern urban life. The collection vividly captures the sights and sounds of Shanghai, a city defined by its mix of tradition and modernity. Chang explores the city's food, fashions, shops, cultural life, and social mores; she reveals and upends prevalent attitudes toward women and in the process presents a portrait of a liberated, cosmopolitan woman, enjoying the opportunities, freedoms, and pleasures offered by urban life. In addition to her descriptions of daily life, Chang also reflects on a variety of artistic and literary issues, including contemporary films, the aims of the writer, the popularity of the Peking Opera, dance, and painting.
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Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work

A Guide for Clinical Practice with Women, Infants, and Families

Author: Regina Furlong Lind,Debra Honig Bachman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789000431

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 9103

Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work: A Guide for Clinical Practice provides perinatal social work students and beginning practitioners with an overview of the basics of perinatal social work theory and practice, allowing you to identify and promote a healthy social and emotional environment for pregnant women and/or infants. This book covers the knowledge bases of obstetric and neonatal medicine--and other specialized topics--as applied to social work practice that you'll need to be familiar with in order to provide effective care for mother and child. As a guide for new workers, students, and experienced social workers in perinatal settings, Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work is the only book to approach the topic with the necessary overview of medical information. Beyond the history and basics of perinatal and medical social work, you'll also learn about such related topics as: adoption postpartum depression mental illness diabetes Often, students and new workers find themselves overwhelmed with the medical information and technology they must understand in order to function in perinatal social work. The literature that guides the social work practice is shared with medicine, nursing, public health, and others, and the busy student and new worker do not have the time to gather a body of literature to use as a reference. Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work provides such a reference and illustrates the depth and breadth the field of perinatal social work has come to encompass today. Perinatal social workers are no longer employed only in hospital settings, but work in AIDS clinics, public health settings, ethics centers, and private practice. Whatever the setting, the goal of perinatal social work is still the same--to maximize the potential of every infant and every family. This book helps you achieve that goal.
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The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work, Third Edition

Opportunities and Challenges for Professional Practice

Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826119433

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

View: 2533

This third edition of a best-selling social work text reflects the dramatic changes that have taken place in our health care environment since the second edition was published in 2004óand will likely continue to take place. It is a practical guide for social workers who must navigate our complex health care environment and accept new challenges while adapting to continual change. The book encompasses many facets of professional health care social work within the U.S. health care system, across key health care settings and with numerous different patient populations. The book is also a call to action for social workers, who today must not only be therapeutically effective but must be professionally competitive with other health care providers that claim similar treatment strategies and techniques. Permeating the third edition is a strong emphasis on the importance of developing best practices that are evidence-based, supportive, and ethically accountable while remaining time-limited and cost-effective. Each chapter contains a Glossary, Questions for Further Study, and a list of relevant websites. At the end of each chapter, a ìFuture Directionsî section helps social workers understand what to expect and how to prepare for changes in order to practice successfully. This third edition additionally encompasses updated professional profiles for diverse arenas of practice and is accompanied by an Instructorís Manual that provides a test bank, activities designed to enhance learning, and a sample syllabus. Completely new or updated sections examine: Mental health parity Changes in billing Evidence-based practice strategy Electronic record keeping and other advances in health technology Information related to the DSM-5 Protecting yourself legally in your documentation Protecting the privacy of the client Supervision in the health care setting The importance of teamwork and collaboration Social work in the military and VA settings Safety planning
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Field Instruction

A Guide for Social Work Students, Updated Edition

Author: David Royse,Surjit Singh Dhooper,Elizabeth Lewis Rompf

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205892817

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A field manual organized around 100+ of the most common questions students ask in their field placements. This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. This series helps students understand and master CSWE’s core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout. For those beginning their first social work field experience, Field Instruction: A Guide for Social Work Students addresses the most common questions, concerns, and problems students encounter and provides them with essential information for completing the field experience successfully. Field Instruction: A Guide for Social Work Students is structured so that "early" questions about preparing for the first interview are presented ahead of more complicated issues such as resolving ethical dilemmas. This edition provides instructors with already designed exercises that they can select and tailor to students’ specific learning needs. These exercises are designed to promote involvement with the content of the text and to develop critical thinking and self-reflection. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning — MySocialWorkLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Exercises within the text promote critical thinking and critical thinking questions tied to CSWE’s core competencies are included throughout (in margins). Engage Students — Case examples and questions prepare students for the field. Exercises help students work through questions they have. Videos and cases in MySocialWorkLab engage students and help them apply theory to practice. Explore Current Issues — Inclusion of contemporary topics, such as safety, child abuse, diversity, legal issues, and stress. Apply CSWE Core Competencies — Integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS throughout — highlights competencies and practice behaviors and includes expensive pedagogy. MySocialWorkLab adds value with core competency videos and hundreds of competency-based questions. Support Instructors — AnInstructor’s Manual and MySocialWorkLab with Pearson eText are included in the outstanding supplements package. Note: MySocialWorkLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocialWorkLab, please visit: www.mysocialworklab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocialWorkLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205042481
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Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

The Social Work Role

Author: Mercedes Bern-Klug

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231132251

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4355

This volume outlines the belief that nursing homes can and should support the physical, psychological, and social needs of residents, and that residents can thrive in nursing homes when these needs are met. The book's contributors explore the role that palliative or comfort care plays in enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents as well as the medical, familial, psychological, cultural, and financial issues that influence decision-making about end-of-life care. The book is designed to be a tool to prepare social workers to advocate for a greater incorporation of palliative care and psychosocial care into the culture of nursing home care. The book includes discussions of the psychosocial needs of nursing home residents and families, the financing of long-term care and end-of-life care, ethical issues in chronic care and end of life, trends and characteristics in nursing home care, rituals and grief at end-of-life, and considerations for the future. Each chapter includes case examples to further illustrate points made.
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Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

Assessment, Treatment, and Research

Author: David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW,Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101136

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 9313

Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.
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Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society

Education, Policy, Practice, and Research

Author: Barbara Berkman, DSW,Linda Harootyan, MSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197245

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 5342

This book places significant issues related to the health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. By presenting the research of social work scholars, all experts in specific research areas, the editors clarify the value that social work brings to the larger realm of health care for older adults and their families. Special consideration is given to such issues as case management, urban, African-American elders, grandmothers raising grandchildren, aging persons with developmental disabilities, home health care, and more. For Further Information on Dr. Berkman, Please Click Here!
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Handbook of Health Social Work

Author: Sarah Gehlert,Teri Browne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471758884

Category: Political Science

Page: 650

View: 4889

The Handbook of Health Social Work provides a comprehensive and evidence-based overview of contemporary social work practice in health care. Written from a wellness perspective, the chapters cover the spectrum of health social work settings with contributions from a wide range of experts. The resulting resource offers both a foundation for social work practice in health care and a guide for strategy, policy, and program development in proactive and actionable terms. Three sections present the material: The Foundations of Social Work in Health Care provides information that is basic and central to the operations of social workers in health care, including conceptual underpinnings; the development of the profession; the wide array of roles performed by social workers in health care settings; ethical issues and decision - making in a variety of arenas; public health and social work; health policy and social work; and the understanding of community factors in health social work. Health Social Work Practice: A Spectrum of Critical Considerations delves into critical practice issues such as theories of health behavior; assessment; effective communication with both clients and other members of health care teams; intersections between health and mental health; the effects of religion and spirituality on health care; family and health; sexuality in health care; and substance abuse. Health Social Work: Selected Areas of Practice presents a range of examples of social work practice, including settings that involve older adults; nephrology; oncology; chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS; genetics; end of life care; pain management and palliative care; and alternative treatments and traditional healers. The first book of its kind to unite the entire body of health social work knowledge, the Handbook of Health Social Work is a must-read for social work educators, administrators, students, and practitioners.
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Placement Learning in Community Nursing - E-book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Jane Harris,Sheila Nimmo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205173X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 691

Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes
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Reablement Services in Health and Social Care

A guide to practice for students and support workers

Author: Valerie Ebrahimi,Hazel Chapman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137372656

Category: Medical

Page: 257

View: 9702

This ground-breaking text book introduces the theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations of the growing area reablement. With contributions from a number of professions including occupational therapy, nursing and social work this book encourages and supports collaborative working. It also offers service user, carer and support worker perspectives, in order to offer a rounded introduction to effective reablement practices. Reablement Services in Health and Social Care develops the knowledge and understanding of students in this field on a wide range of courses – from nursing and occupational therapy to social work, counselling and beyond. It may also appeal to support staff and associated professionals already working in reablement services and associated fields of enquiry.
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A Guide to Psychological Practice in Geriatric Long-term Care

Author: Peter A. Lichtenberg

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9781560244103

Category: Psychology

Page: 209

View: 6859

Here is a helpful guide for practitioners who work in long-term care settings. A Guide to Psychological Practice in Geriatric Long-Term Care highlights and describes assessment tools and interventions for use with older adults in residential facilities. It is written from a pragmatic view of elder care that fosters the growth of geriatric psychology and views aging dynamically, as a developmental phase with its own challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities. A primer for health professionals in long-term care, this book explains new intervention strategies practitioners can apply to their own residents and helps administrators organize and deliver care in an efficient and substantive manner. A Guide to Psychological Practice in Geriatric Long-Term Care is divided into two sections. The first presents an integrative model of psychological services as part of geriatric care. It discusses conceptual issues and provides practical advice on how geriatric psychology and other geriatric disciplines can blend into a diversified and rich clinical environment for the caring of older adults. The second part focuses on important and often ignored clinical issues in long-term care such as alcohol abuse, sexuality, psychotherapeutic intervention, and caregiver issues. It urges psychologists to use their theoretical backgrounds and clinical training to explore new foci of care. In both sections, pertinent literature is reviewed and case vignettes illustrate ideas and concepts. Other topics discussed in this book include neuropsychology, effective use of paraprofessionals, the use and training of interdisciplinary teams, behavioral medicine, family caregiving, and integrated treatment planning. Intrinsically a multidisciplinary book, A Guide to Psychological Practice in Geriatric Long-Term Care is an ideal resource for psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, nursing home administrators, and students in these fields who are interested in providing effective care for older adults. The author invites these professionals to see how psychology can enrich their respective clinical practices.
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The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work

Professional Practice in Managed Behavioral Health Care, Second Edition

Author: Sophia F. Dziegielewski,Sophia Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826181459

Category: Medical

Page: 483

View: 5699

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Handbook of social work in health and aging

Author: Barbara Berkman,Sarah D'Ambruoso

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1127

View: 6904

This handbook presents the latest research on social work with older people, providing specialist knowledge and resources to equip social workers to care for an aging population.
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A Guide for Nurse Case Managers

Author: Charlotte Cox

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450238564

Category: Medical

Page: 92

View: 5943

The position of nurse case managers can be a rewarding but challenging career, as these managers play a vital role in a patient’s care. In A Guide for Nurse Case Managers, author Charlotte Cox provides an insightful guide to this evolving field of medicine. Geared for those working in hospital settings, clinics, and health plan offices, this helpful reference text provides guidelines, tips, and tools for becoming a successful nurse case manager. With more than thirty years of health care experience, Cox provides a detailed overview of this important nursing position that works to usher a patient through the health care system. A Guide for Nurse Case Managers • defines the case manager role; • provides an understanding of the basics of utilization and case management; • gives an overview of Medicare and Medicaid procedures; • discusses the care planning process; • shows how to structure a community resource base. Whether you are a new case manager, a student, or a seasoned nurse needing a refresher about job basics, A Guide for Nurse Case Managers will help to shape your practice, provide valuable tips and reference tools, and help you with proven organizational ideas to succeed in the career.
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Das Alter

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644041318

Category: Philosophy

Page: 784

View: 1705

Simone de Beauvoirs Buch über das Alter ragt durch die einzigartige Fülle des ausgebreiteten Materials wie durch die Vielfalt neuer Einsichten und Perspektiven unter allen wissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Abhandlungen dieses Themas heraus.
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