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Title Social work intervention in health care : the Hong Kong scene / edited by Cecilia Lai-wan chan, Nancy Rhind
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 414 pages)
Contents ""Title page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Tables""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contributors""; ""Section 1""; ""Chapter 1""; ""Chapter 2""; ""Section II""; ""Chapter 3""; ""Chapter 4""; ""Chapter 5""; ""Section III""; ""Chapter 6""; ""Chapter 7""; ""Chapter 8""; ""Chapter 9""; ""Section IV""; ""Chapter 10""; ""Chapter 11""; ""Chapter 12""; ""Chapter 13""; ""Section V""; ""Chapter 14""; ""Chapter 15""; ""Chapter 16""; ""Section VI""; ""Chapter 17""; ""Chapter 18""; ""Chapter 19""; ""Chapter 20""; ""Chapter 21""; ""Index""
Summary In the present health care system, the psychological and social needs of patients and their families are much neglected. This book recognizes the importance of the psychosocial aspects of health and illness and aims to provide relevant theories and practice guidelines for social work intervention in hospitals, clinics, welfare agencies and community settings
Social workers in general ' not just medical social workers' are often confronted with health-related issues. This book also recognizes the needs of these practitioners in terms of background medical knowledge and concepts of stress and coping. Readers are therefore introduced to skills and approaches for working with different target groups in the health care system, such as the psycho-educational approach, life-skills training, reminiscence therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, discharge planning and health promotion
This book contains chapters on mental health, social and medical issues such as suicide, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse and occupational health, as well as on the disease groups of cancer, chronic renal failure, epilepsy, stroke and brain injury
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In Digital Editions from Hong Kong University Press
Subject Medical social work -- China -- Hong Kong.
Form Electronic book
Author Chan, Lai Wan, Cecilia
Rhind, Nancy.
ISBN 9789882202788 (electronic bk.)
9882202780 (electronic bk.)