Social Work, Health, and International Development : Compassion in Social Policy and Practice Hardback
Edited by Serge Dumont, Myreille St-Onge
Sharpen your social work in health care knowledge and skillsSocial Work, Health, and International Development: Compassion in Social Policy and Practice presents leading international experts from a range of disciplines providing the latest in research, theory, and practical solutions to advance social work in health care issues.
Readers get a refreshed view on ways to put social policy into a compassionate and empathetic framework with strategies to more effectively meet today's challenges in social work and health care.
This superb selection of papers from the Fourth International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health held in Quebec provides a unique perspective on social work and the development of a more compassionate world. Social Work, Health, and International Development: Compassion in Social Policy and Practice focuses on areas essential to every social worker no matter where they practice.
The book explores the increased importance of compassion and solidarity among social workers, the essential need to effectively address the HIV/AIDS pandemic, strategies to more fully address aging issues, and best practices.
The latest research findings and data are discussed to modify approaches and revitalize the field, all to help the world become a more caring, compassionate place. Topics in Social Work, Health, and International Development: Compassion in Social Policy and Practice include:social work interventions to lead needy countries from health to economic growththe concept of solidarity as a fundamental notion in social workthe need to revisit social work's ethical foundationscultural competence in responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemica comprehensive action plan to deal with HIV/AIDSa study on grandparents' caring for children of AIDS victimsmultilevel interventions to promote elderly people's mental healthforming partnerships that promote the diverse voices of older peoplerecognizing deficiencies to increase cultural competency in staff"best practice" case management approach to improve patient adherence to careInternet-based intervention for caregivers of persons with dementiadyadic peer support pilot intervention for parents of children with lung diseasecontinual education for increased professional competencemuch more!Social Work, Health, and International Development is invaluable reading for social workers, health practitioners, researchers, and clinicians.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 302 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 20/06/2007
- Category: Social work
- ISBN: 9780789035110