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Develop a comprehensive understanding of cardiac disease process
Cardiovascular problems are on the rise in America. Care providers need to understand the overall clinical and statistical significance these life-changing events have to patients and families alike. Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients is a pragmatic guide that helps social workers and other psychosocial professionals develop and apply cardiac group work in a proactive and directed manner. This valuable text explores social group work with patients immediately recovering from a cardiac eventheart attack or failure, transplants, and implantable cardiac devicesas well the secondary effects of such events.
Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients helps social work and healthcare professionals develop a comprehensive understanding of the psychosocial aspect of cardiac care. In addition to examining the correlation between cardiac disease and depression and anxiety, looking at the emotional aspects of heart disease, and providing an overview of social work group care, this unique text details the four core social groupscognitive-behavioral, psychoeducational, skill development, and interpersonal. Both fundamental and state-of-the-art, this comprehensive approach serves to enhance practice skills for immediate and constructive implementation.
Important topics discussed in Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients also include:
An accessible and practical stand-alone text, Social Group Work with Cardiac Patients is ideal for mental health and substance abuse social workers, counselors, cardiac nurse specialists, cardiac treatment staff, and students of social work.
"…a straighforward read for social workers, mental health professionals in social work, psychology, nursing and other allied health fields…an excellent text for students…Fisher is comprehensive in his approach to cardiac issues in health and covered an amazing amount of relevant information in a very succinct space…this is certainly one book I will recommend to my social work students and other allied health professionals."
- G. Victoria Jackson, Families in Society: The Journal of Conteporary Social Services