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Title Handbook for public health social work / edited by Public Health Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association ; Robert H. Keefe, Elaine T. Jurkowski, managing editors
Published New York : Springer Pub., [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 390 pages)
Contents Introduction to public health social work / Robert H. Keefe and Theora A. Evans -- Ethics for public health social workers / Elaine Congress -- Maternal and child health / Chris Anne Rodgers Arthur, Whitney E. Mendel and Theora A. Evans -- Adolescent health / William J. Hall and Kathleen Rounds -- Aging and caregiving / Elaine T. Jurkowski -- Immigrants and health care / Elaine Congress -- HIV/AIDS and public health social work / Julie Cederbaum & Robert H. Keefe -- Public health social work and genetic health services delivery / Joseph Telfair -- Disabilities and secondary conditions / Patricia Welch Saleeby & Elaine T. Jurkowski -- Chronic health conditions / Patricia Welch Saleeby and Elaine T. Jurkowski -- Substance abuse / Patricia A. Ely, Tammie L. Scamell, and Elaine T. Jurkowski -- Global health / Karun Karki, Mizanur Miah, and Elaine Jurkowski -- Mental health / Mary Helen Hogue and Elaine T. Jurkowski -- Rural health and mental health / Jeanne Saunders and Edward Saunders -- Neighborhoods and health / Robert H. Keefe -- Improving local health and development through community-based participatory research / Michele A. Kelley -- Public health social work in the uniformed services / Gary Lounsberry -- Health insurance and access in the United States / Julia Hastings and Robert H. Keefe -- Workforce issues / Bari Cornet -- Emerging issues/conclusion / Robert H. Keefe, Betty J. Ruth, Derek R. Smith, and Abigail Ross
Summary "Public health social work is an interdisciplinary, epidemiologically oriented approach to improving human health and well-being. About one quarter of all social workers in the United States currently work in medical or public health settings, a number that is expected to increase significantly in coming years. This handbook, written and edited by respected leaders of the Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), describes the rapidly expanding roles of public health social workers as these two disciplines continue to join forces. The handbook describes how the alliance of social work and public health has already made significant progress and ways in which it will further improve health care in the United States. It addresses job opportunities for public health social workers in such fields as disease prevention, health promotion, child welfare, gerontology, disaster response, trauma intervention, substance abuse, outreach services, and advocacy. It also covers public health social work with special populations and in neighborhood, rural, and global settings"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical social work -- United States.
Public health -- United States.
Public Health.
Social Work.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Jurkowski, Elaine Theresa.
Keefe, Robert H.
American Public Health Association. Public Health Social Work Section.
LC no. 2012029052
ISBN 0826107435 (electronic bk.)
9780826107435 (electronic bk.)