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Health and Social Work

SKU# 9780826141637

Practice, Policy, and Research


  • Janna C. Heyman
  • Elaine P. Congress DSW


This new text illuminates the essential information about health and social work critical to understanding today’s complex health care systems and policies. Chapters highlight current practice, policy, and research in different settings and with special populations. Readers learn how to advocate for the individuals, families, and communities they serve to help improve health and well-being for all. All those interested in micro, mezzo, and macro practices in a healthcare setting will appreciate this rich resource.

Highlights include:

  • Each chapter speaks to the interconnections between practice, policy, and research and how they are integrated to inform social work health care.
  • Unique chapters dedicated to special populations such as children and families, older adults, immigrants, persons with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities provide a deeper understanding of the health care issues specific to these groups.
  • Thorough coverage of the role of social workers in a variety of settings such as substance abuse, correctional systems, public health, integrated behavioral health care, and more.
  • An in-depth discussion of the values and ethical issues in a health care environment.
  • An intersectionality lens used throughout promotes a greater understanding of a client’s multiple status of race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, education level, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identification.
  • Detailed case examples developed by professionals in the field in Parts II and III accompanied by discussion questions further enhance an understanding of the issues.
  • Highlights how social workers advocate for social justice to promote good health and well-being for all.
  • On-line instructor's resources including Power Points, chapter outlines, how chapter content is tied to the 2015 CSWE Educational Policy Accreditation Standards (EPAS), answers to discussion questions, including approaches that instructors can use with cases and research, as well as a sample syllabus with suggested options for instructors to modify for different courses.

Intended as a core text for MSW and advanced BSW courses on health and social work, social work and health care, health and wellness, social work practice in health care, or integrative behavioral health taught in social work, public health, or gerontology, this book is also of value in social work practice courses that focus on health care or special populations. Social workers practicing in the health care field will also appreciate this book.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 28, 2018
  • Page Count 362
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826141637

Table of Contents 







Chapter 1 Introduction to Health and Social Work

Janna C. Heyman, Linda White-Ryan

Chapter 2 Ethics and Values in Health Care Social Work

Elaine Congress

Chapter 3 Social Determinants of Health

Janna C. Heyman, Peggy L. Kelly, Gary Reback, Kelsey Blumenstock

Chapter 4 Intersectionality, Social Work and Health

Abigail M. Ross, Elaine Congress, Sara Matsuzaka

Chapter 5 Social Work Assessment

Jonathan Singer, Ellen Belluomini


Chapter 6 Health Promotion and Public Health

Robert H. Keefe, Sandra D. Lane

Chapter 7 Integrated Behavioral Health Care

Victoria Stanhope, Janna C. Heyman, James Amarante, Meredith Doherty

Chapter 8 Substance Misuse, Abuse, and Substance Related Disorders

Linda White-Ryan

Chapter 9 Palliative and End of Life Care

Cathy Berkman, Gary L. Stein, Myra Glajchen

Chapter 10 Correctional Health Care and Psychosocial Care

Tina Maschi, Keith Morgen, Carolyn Brouard, Jaclyn Smith


Chapter 11 Child and Family Health

Abigail M. Ross, Madeline K. Wachman, Michelle Falcon

Chapter 12 Health Care and Work with Older Adults and Their Caregivers

Manoj Pardasani, Priscilla D. Allen

Chapter 13 Immigrants and Refugee Health

Elaine P. Congress

Chapter 14 Health and HIV/AIDS

Julie A. Cederbaum, Erik MP Schott, Jaih Craddock

Chapter 15 LGBTQ Health

Derek Brian Brown, Peggy L. Kelly

Chapter 16 Health Care and Disability

Jeanne Matich-Maroney, Ralph Gregory, Vincent Corcoran

Chapter 17 Health Care and Serving Veterans

Jose E. Crego, Sharon L. Young

Chapter 18 Future Direction of Health Care and Social Work

Lynn Videka, Janna C. Heyman

Related Videos 

Interview with Elaine Congress DSW