Handbook for Public Health Social Work

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Handbook for Public Health Social Work

SKU# 9780826107428

Editors:

  • The Social Work Section Of The American Public Health Association
  • Robert Keefe PhD
  • Elaine T. Jurkowski MSW, PhD
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Description 

Public health social work is an interdisciplinary, epidemiologically oriented approach to improving human health and well-being. About one quarter of all social workers in the United States currently work in medical or public health settings, a number that is expected to increase significantly in coming years. This handbook, written and edited by respected leaders of the Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), describes the rapidly expanding roles of public health social workers as these two disciplines continue to join forces.

The handbook describes how the alliance of social work and public health has already made significant progress and ways in which it will further improve health care in the United States. It addresses job opportunities for public health social workers in such fields as disease prevention, health promotion, child welfare, gerontology, disaster response, trauma intervention, substance abuse, outreach services, and advocacy. It also covers public health social work with special populations and in neighborhood, rural, and global settings.

Key Features:

  • Authored by highly respected APHA Social Work members
  • Describes the ways in which the alliance of social work and public health is improving health care
  • Highlights key settings and job opportunities for public health social workers
  • Addresses public health social work with special populations and its relationship to such medical topics as chronic conditions, HIV/AIDS, disabilities, and more

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 15, 2012
  • Page Count 408
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826107428
  • EISBN 9780826107435

Table of Contents 

PART I: INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The State of Public Health Social Work

PART II: PUBLIC HEALTH SOCIAL WORK ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Chapter 3: Child Health
Chapter 4: Adolescent Health
Chapter 5: The Elderly

PART III: PUBLIC HEALTH SOCIAL WORK WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Chapter 6: Immigrant Health
Chapter 7: Maternal and Child Health
Chapter 8: Health Disparities in Minority Populations

Part IV: PUBLIC HEALTH SOCIAL WORK AND SELECTED MEDICAL TOPICS

Chapter 9: Chronic Health Conditions
Chapter 10: HIV/AIDS
Chapter 10: Disabilities
Chapter 11: Genetics
Chapter 12: Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Chapter 13: Substance Abuse

PART V: PUBLIC HEALTH SOCIAL WORK IN SELECTED SETTINGS

Chapter 14: Neighborhoods and Health
Chapter 15: Rural Health
Chapter 16: Global Health

PART VI: PUBLIC HEALTH SOCIAL WORK POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

Chapter 17: Ethics and Health
Chapter 18: Health Insurance Policy
Chapter 19: Public Health Administration
Chapter 20: Conclusion