Families and Health Care: Psychosocial Practice

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Transaction Publishers - Psychology - 320 pages
Focuses on methods for enhancing family participation in medical care and for reducing the adverse effects of illness on family functioning. Serves as an aid for practicing social workers, presenting methods of assessing the individual case and a framework for working with families during the planning of services, intervention, and evaluation. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
 

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Contents

Relevant Theoretical Frameworks
1
The General Systems Paradigm
2
The Ecological Perspective
3
A SocialEcological Perspective in Public Health
4
Interactional Processes and Mediating Factors
8
Paradigm Synthesis in Social Work
10
A Transactional Systems Perspective
11
Family Systems Theory
13
Social Work Intervention with Families in Health Care
121
Values of Family Practice
123
Purpose and Goals
128
Forms of Treatment in Family Practice
130
Generic Interventive Skills in Family Practice
133
The Social Work Process
138
Family Therapy
143
Assessment
145

Integrative Models
15
Continued Theory Integration and Refinement
21
Research on Health Illness and Family
25
Families and Illness Outcomes
34
Impact of Illness on Families
41
Family Coping Resources
50
The Social Environment and FamilyFocused Health Care
55
Social Policy Families and Health
56
Health Policy and Families
59
Structural Issues Affecting Families Access to Services
64
Practice Implications
72
Family Support Programs and Mutual Aid Groups
75
Bioethical Decision Making and Families
76
Conclusion
77
Evaluation of Family Interventions
79
Characteristics of Research on Family Interventions
80
Family Interventions to Promote Health and Prevent Illness
82
Family Interventions in the Face of Illness or Disability
85
An Agenda for Future Evaluation Research
96
Conclusion
100
Assessment Frameworks and Assessment Tools
101
Assessing Treatment Environments
106
General Assessment Frameworks
107
Assessment Frameworks for Use in Primary Care
108
Family Assessment in the Face of Illness
110
Assessment Tools
111
Implications for Practice
118
Planning
150
Social Work Intervention
152
The Core Phase
158
Development of Skills
159
Competence in Roles
162
Modifying Patterns of Relationships
163
Utilization of Resources
167
Termination
168
Crisis Intervention
173
Purpose and Goals of Crisis Intervention
176
Assessment
177
Intervention
178
Discharge Planning Placement and Followup
191
Purposes and Goals
192
An Essential Service
193
Screening and Assessment
195
Intervention
199
Alternatives to Home Care
206
Group Work with Families
217
Planning for the Formation of Groups
221
Assessment
228
Intervention
231
Facilitating Group Process
239
Termination
241
References
243
Index
309
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