This pragmatic and comprehensive book helps readers develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective health care social work practice, as well as an understanding of the technological, social, political, ethical, and financial factors affecting contemporary patient care. Packed with case studies and exercises, the book emphasizes the importance of being attentive to both patient and organizational needs, covers emerging trends in health care policy and delivery, provides extensive discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and addresses social work practice across the continuum of care.
Chapter 6: Practice-Based Research in Healthcare Social Work
Practice-Based Research in Healthcare Social Work
Research informs and advances social work practice in two ways. The first benefit occurs when we use empirical studies to help select and evaluate clinical interventions and strategies or to learn more about a disease, its ...