Chapter 12

Chapter 12 - performance through a program of careful...

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1 Social Work in Health Care Chapter 12 Think of a time when you or someone close to you was very sick. What was this time like? If you had had a social worker at your disposal, what would she have done? Illness is… Physical Medical Social Psychological Cultural Economic Spiritual Health A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. – Not just the absence of disease. World Health Organization Who gets sick? Ç STRESS = SICKNESS People living in poverty Racial minorities The oldest and the youngest
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2 Critical Issues in Health Care MONEY! Health insurance and managed care Managed care system : a system of health care delivery that limits the use and cost of services and measures
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Unformatted text preview: performance through a program of careful monitoring and control. Managed Care PPO Preferred Provider Organization HMO Health Maintenance Organization Goals : prevention, reduce hospital stays, and allow fewer expensive medical tests More Critical Issues in Health Care Increasing elderly population. Increasing knowledge and availability of technology. AIDS Role of Social Workers 1. Public education 2. HIV testing 3. Counseling and social support 4. Access to resources 5. Political action Role of Social Workers in Health Care In the hospital : 1. Assessment, counseling, and support. 2. Case management 3. FOLLOW-UP. In the community...
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