1st Edition

International Social Health Care Policy, Program, and Studies

By Gary Rosenburg, Andrew Weissman Copyright 2006
    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    Noted experts provide practical, effective strategies to meet global health challenges

    International Social Health Care Policy, Program, and Studies presents a collection of papers drawn from the Ninth Doris Siegel Memorial Fund Colloquium that focuses on social work and international health issues, emphasizing an international exchange and cooperation as a crucial facet of meeting global health challenges. Honoring the memory and spirit of social work pioneer Doris Siegel for her accomplishments and advocacy on behalf of social-health issues, this fine selection of scholarly papers explores ideas and strategies from around the world which offer greater opportunity for success for diverse social work and health care problems. Internationally recognized practitioners and academics offer research and case studies illustrating approaches, programs, and policies that any practitioner or policymaker may find helpful.

    International Social Health Care Policy, Program, and Studies closely examines the common ground in social health care problems shared by various countries worldwide. Issues such as the effects of terrorism, academic-practice partnerships in practice research, and the international exchange program are explored, with insightful discussions that explain in which directions to best channel social and health care energies and resources. Helpful figures and tables further explain concepts and research.

    Topics in International Social Health Care Policy, Program, and Studies include:

    • Strength-focused and Meaning-oriented Approach to Resilience and Transformation (SMART) as a model of crisis intervention that uses a holistic view of health
    • outpatient commitment as a delivery system
    • assisted conception and social work needs in the United Kingdom
    • a study on the psychological distress between elderly Israeli residents and immigrant family caregivers
    • impact of prolonged terrorist attacks on children and adolescents in Israel
    • stress experienced by social workers working with terror victims
    • integration of social workers into hospital disaster response teams in Australia
    • academic practice research partnerships for health social workers
    • evaluation of the outcomes from the Mount Sinai Social Work Leadership Enhancement Program
    • discussion of the lessons learned from the 75-year history of health social work in Melbourne, Australia
    • and more!

    International Social Health Care Policy, Program, and Studies is horizon-expanding reading that is perfect for social workers dealing with a global community, social work libraries, educators, students, and libraries of all types.

    • Welcome to the Ninth Doris Siegel Memorial Fund Colloqium (Gary Rosenberg)
    • The Ninth Doris Siegel Memorial Conference Tribute (Helen Rehr)
    • The Strength-Focused and Meaning-Oriented Approach to Resilience and Transformation (SMART): A Body-Mind-Spirit Approach to Trauma Management (Cecilia L. W. Chan, Timothy H. Y. Chan, and Siv Man Ng)
    • Extended Outpatient Civil Commitment and Treatment Utilization (Steven P. Segal and Philip Burgess)
    • From a Social Issue to Policy: Social Work’s Advocacy for the Rights of Donor Conceived People to Genetic Origins Information in the United Kingdom (Elizabeth Wincott and Marilyn Crawshaw)
    • Caregiving Stressors and Psychological Distress Among Veteran Resident and Immigrant Family Caregivers in Israel (Varda Soskolne, Sara Halevy-Levin, Ann Cohen, and Gideon Friedman)
    • When Disaster Becomes Commonplace: Reaction of Children and Adolescents to Prolonged Terrorist Attacks in Israel (Shlomo A. Sharlin, Victor Moin, and Rivka Yahav)
    • Social Workers Confront Terrorist Victims: The Interventions and the Difficulties (Nelly Fraidlin and Barbara Rabin)
    • Learning from Each Other: The Social Work Role as an Integrated Part of the Hospital Disaster Response (Rosalie Pockett)
    • Academic-Practice Partnerships in Practice Research: A Cultural Shift for Health Social Workers (Lynette Joubert)
    • Outcomes from the Mount Sinai Social Work Leadership Enhancement Program: Evaluation and Extrapolation (David Nilsson and Anna Wellington-Boyd)
    • Skills, Bravery, Courage, and Foolhardiness: Seventy-Five Years of Social Work
      in Health Care in Melbourne, Australia (Jane Miller)
    • The International Exchange Program: In the First Person (Nancy F. Cincotta, Nicole Tokatlian and Jane Miller)
    • Psychiatry, Testimony, and Shoah: Reconstructing the Narratives of the Muted (Baruch Greenwald, Oshrit Ben-Ari, Rael D. Strous, and Dori Laub)
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Rosenburg, Gary; Weissman, Andrew