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 10: Community Health and Health Promotion
Community Health and Health Promotion
Social work has long been active in community health—in fact, social workers were among the first to recognize the influence of community factors on health and well-being. In 1919, Julia Lathrop, the first Chief of the ...