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.

Healthcare Social Work Practice Skills and Competencies

Healthcare Social Work Practice Skills and Competencies
Karen M. AllenWilliam J. Spitzer


The specialized skills of a healthcare social worker are built on a foundation of knowledge and values that can be applied to a wide variety of psychosocial problems at the micro-, mezzo- and macro-system levels. This ...

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