This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
Social Work in Public Health and Hospitals explores a variety of issues related to social work in hospital settings as well as the public policy concerns that guide them. Topics discussed include hospital stays for the elderly, identifying postnatal depression during well-child visits, breast-feeding and awareness of health recommendations, maternal health services in Nigeria, children living with parents with HIV and AIDS, patients’ rights in hospitals, harm reduction in hospitals, and more. The book also looks at public health services at rural and community clinics, at university hospitals, and at doctors’ offices.
Table of Contents
Direct Costs Associated with the Appropriateness of Hospital Stay in Elderly Population
The Use of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to Identify Postnatal Depression Symptoms at Well Child Visit
Financial Access to Health Care in Karuzi, Burundi: A Household-Survey Based Performance Evaluation
Intention to Breastfeed and Awareness of Health Recommendations: Findings from First-Time Mothers in Southwest Sydney, Australia
An Exploration of How Clinician Attitudes and Beliefs Influence the Implementation of Lifestyle Risk Factor Management in Primary Healthcare: A Grounded Theory Study
Prevalence and Risk Factors for Stunting and Severe Stunting Among Under-Fives in North Maluku Province of Indonesia
Determinants of Use of Maternal Health Services in Nigeria—Looking Beyond Individual and Household Factors
"I Washed and Fed My Mother Before Going to School:" Understanding the Psychosocial Well-Being of Children Providing Chronic Care for Adults Affected by HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya
Evolution of Patients’ Complaints in a French University Hospital: Is There a Contribution of a Law Regarding Patients’ Rights?
Three Methods to Monitor Utilization of Healthcare Services by the Poor
Association Between Community Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Presence and County-Level Hospitalization Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: An Analysis Across Eight US States
Harm Reduction in Hospitals: Is it Time?
"Good Idea but Not Feasible"—The Views of Decision Makers and Stakeholders Towards Strategies for Better Palliative Care in Germany: A Representative Survey
Knowledge and Communication Needs Assessment of Community Health Workers in a Developing Country: A Qualitative Study
Patient Experiences and Health System Responsiveness in South Africa
Malnutrition Prevalence and Precision in Nutritional Care Differed in Relation to Hospital Volume—A Cross-Sectional Survey
Hospital Discharge Planning and Continuity of Care for Aged People in an Italian Local Health Unit: Does the Care-Home Model Reduce Hospital Readmission and Mortality Rates?
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Clinical Pathways on Length of Stay, Hospital Costs and Patient Outcomes
Sharon Duca Palmer, CSW, LMSW, has worked in a variety of settings in her twenty-year career as a social worker. Since 1990, she has been a school social worker at the ACLD Kramer Learning Center in Bay Shore, New York. She is also a Certified Field Instructor at the Adelphi University, School of Social Work in Garden City, New York.