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.

Knowledge and Theoretical Foundations of Healthcare Social Work Practice

Knowledge and Theoretical Foundations of Healthcare Social Work Practice
Karen M. AllenMary Ruffolo

Introduction

Social workers actively engage on healthcare teams to address the social and emotional needs of patients and families across the continuum of care. Their ...

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