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.

The Future of Healthcare and Social Work Practice

The Future of Healthcare and Social Work Practice
William J. Spitzer

Introduction

Our text has explored both the evolution and current state of health, healthcare, and social work healthcare practice in the United States. We have examined the characteristics of our healthcare delivery system and the ...

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