With Lupus affecting more than 1.5 million Americans, predominantly women of childbearing age, there are many complex psychosocial challenges for the health care provider, the patient and the family. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the psychosocial impact of Lupus as a range of health care providers in the field explain the medical, sociocultural and psychological frameworks particularly critical for a better understanding of this perplexing autoimmune disease.
With original qualitative and quantitative research and rich case studies and examples from both care providers and patients, this book provides essential information about diagnosis, treatment, mental health issues, and cultural competency issues relevant to all that live with Lupus or provide care to those living with it.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Social Work in Health Care.
Preface: Psychosocial Impact of Lupus: Social Work’s Role and Function N. L. Beckerman and Charles Auerbach 1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: An Overview Anca Askanase, Katrina Shum and Hal Mitnick 2. SLE: Serving the Underserved in an Academic Medical Center Irene Blanco 3. Lupus: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Assessment and Treatment of an Autoimmune Disorder Rosemarie Cartagine 4. Listening to Lupus Patients and Families: Fine Tuning the Assessment N. L. Beckerman and Michele Sarracco 5. Locus of Control and Lupus: Patients’ Beliefs, Perspectives, and Disease Activity Charles Auerbach and N. L. Beckerman 6. Lupus and Community-Based Social Work Wendy Schudrich, Diane Gross and Jessica Rowshandel 7. Patients With Lupus: An Overview of Culturally Competent Practice Carmen Ortiz Hendricks 8. Research Studies and Their Implications for Social Work Practice in a Multidisciplinary Center for Lupus Care Su Jin Kim, Pretima Persad, Doruk Erkan, Kyriakos Kirou, Roberta Horton and Jane E. Salmon