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1st Edition

Social Work Administration in Health Care

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ISBN 9780917724428
Published January 1, 1984 by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

This classic book provides a wealth of useful ideas about management of social work in health care settings. Each chapter, written by a recognized leader in health care management or in the social work profession, features state-of-the-art knowledge on planning, operating, controlling, educating, financing, evaluating, and changing social work systems in health care facilities. The chapters are relevant to professionals and students of management in large complex health settings as well as to those in smaller one- or two-person departments and those in between. Social Work Administration in Health Care is a stimulating, exciting descriptive analysis of what social workers can achieve in health care settings.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I: The Missions and Functions of Social Work in Health Care
  • Social Work in Health Settings
  • Social Work in Health Care in the Next Ten Years
  • Management By Objectives in a Hospital Social Service Unit
  • Part II: Management Information for Planning, Operating and Controlling the Social Work Contribution
  • Social Work Information and Accountability Systems in a Hospital Setting
  • Clients, Staff, and Researchers: Their Role in Management Information Systems
  • An Operational Model to Achieve Accountability for Social Work in Health Care
  • Strategies for Information System Development
  • Part III: The Role of the Department in Continuing Education of Students and Staff
  • Today’s Education for Today’s Health Care Social Work Practice
  • The Drift Toward Entrepreneurialism in Health and Social Welfare: Implications for Social Work Education
  • Social Work Supervision: A View Toward Leadership Style and Job Orientation in Education and Practice
  • Part IV: Financial Management
  • Concepts in the Financial Management of Hospital Social Work Departments
  • Costing for Social Work Services
  • Seven Key Managerial Functions of Sound Fiscal Budgeting: An Internal Management and External Accountability Perspective
  • Part V: The Role of the Department in Staff Evaluation and Continuing Education
  • Staffing Patterns: Issues and Program Implications for Health Care Agencies
  • Promoting Contributions to Organizational Goals: Alternative Models
  • Performance Appraisal in a Hospital Social Service Department
  • Part VI: Social Work Manager as Innovator
  • Social Work Designs a Humanistic Program to Enhance Patient Care
  • Reflections of a Social Work Administrator on the Opportunities of Crisis
  • A Social Worker’s Use of a Patient Attitude Survey in the Administration of a Small Health Clinic
  • Part VII: Managing the Community Linkage System
  • Marketing Social Services in Health Care Facilities
  • The Process of Development of Interagency Relationships
  • Expanding the Role of Social Workers in Coordination of Health Services
  • The Social Work Advocacy Role in Discharge Planning
  • Conclusion
  • Index

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