This book provides an introduction to social work practice in the field of health care. It addresses both physical and mental health, examines various settings such as primary care, home care, hospice, and nursing, and also provides histories of social work practice in traditional industry segments.
Section I: Introduction and Overview 1. Chapter 1. Orientation to Social Work in the Health Field 2. Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Health Care Social Work Practice Section II: Settings at the Three Levels of Intervention 3. Chapter 3. Social Work in Primary Care Settings 4. Chapter 4. Social Work in Hospitals 5. Chapter 5. Social Work in Home Health Care/ Home Care 6. Chapter 6. Social Work in Nursing Homes 7. Chapter 7. Social Work in Hospice Care Section III: Health Service Delivery and Financing 8. Chapter 8. U.S. Health Care System Strengths and Problems 9. Chapter 9. A Vision of Future Social Work Practice in Health Care