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 Organizational Context of Healthcare Social Work Practice

The Organizational Context of Healthcare Social Work Practice
William J. SpitzerKaren M. Allen

Introduction

This chapter provides an overview of the organizational contexts in which healthcare social work is practiced. It discusses the manner in which ...

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