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1st Edition

Social Work in Public Health and Hospitals

Edited By

Sharon Duca Palmer

ISBN 9781774632499
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
348 Pages

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Book Description

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


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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.