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Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe

1st Edition

By Anna Metteri, Teppo Kroger, Anneli Pohjola, Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala

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Overcome the challenges facing social workers today with international guidance

Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe is a valuable stepping stone toward an understanding of the diversity of methods utilized in social work for community health services. This work stems from material gathered at the Third International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, held in Tampere, Finland. In this book, you will find new creative theoretical and practical orientations for designing, developing, and analyzing social work to help you produce policies and services in which clients can positively and productively invest.

Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe covers a long period in the history of social work in health issues, from theoretical treatises to empirical research and analyses of practices. The book provides you with research, case studies, and existing international and national literature from India, Botswana, Taiwan, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. This resource explores the shared qualities of social work in health services throughout the world despite differences between countries in terms of culture, social system, and history.

Although these experts come from different parts of the world, the book displays an emergence of similar issues and themes, including:

  • the development of expertise for social workers in the health and mental health fields
  • social work as an agent of change that crosses borders, operates on many levels, and across many dimensions of society
  • community-based care—principles, perspectives, marginalized groups, and the role of the social worker
  • dual divisions—becoming aware of and choosing a position in work practice

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Anneli Pohjola, Anna Metteri, Teppo Kröger, and Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala)
  • SOCIAL WORK EXPERTISE IN HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH
  • Individualization and Prevention: Richard C. Cabot and Early Medical Social Work (Paul H. Stuart)
  • Doing It Well: An Empirical Study of Expertise in Mental Health Social Work (Martin Ryan, Bill Healy, and Noel Renouf)
  • CROSSING BORDERS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS AND DIMENSIONS
  • Boundary Spanning: An Ecological Reinterpretation of Social Work Practice in Health and Mental Health Systems (Toba Schwaber Kerson)
  • Social Work Field Education as Social Development: A Lithuanian Case Study (Kathleen Tunney and Regina Kulys)
  • Outcomes Measurement: A Social Work Framework for Health and Mental Health Policy and Practice (Edward J. Mullen)
  • COMMUNITY AS A SOCIAL WORK ORIENTATION
  • Community Based Rural Health Care in India: Potential for Social Work Contribution (Sukla Deb Kanango)
  • Tackling Problem Drug Use: A New Conceptual Framework (Julian Buchanan)
  • Community Care in Taiwan: Mere Talk, No Policy (Yueh-Ching Chou and Teppo Kröger)
  • The Efficacy of Involuntary Treatment in the Community: Consumer and Service Provider Perspectives (Lisa Brophy and David Ring)
  • HIV/AIDS and Home Based Care in Botswana: Panacea or Perfidy? (Gloria Jacques and Christine Stegling)
  • FROM DUAL DIVISIONS TO HUMAN RIGHTS: CONSTRUCTING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MENTAL HEALTH
  • Mental Health Practice and Children: Dogma, Discourse, Debate, and Practice (Barbara Fawcett)
  • Social Exclusion and Psychosis: Exploring Some of the Links and Possible Implications for Practice (Helen Barnes)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work