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SSWLHC’s NASW-Approved Distance Learning Publications

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Books Available:

All SSWLHC distance learning publications are NASW approved for continuing education units. To see if  your state accepts NASW CEUs, please consult the NASW Website at http://www.naswdc.org/ce/response.asp.

Education for Health Care Social Work Practice: Issues and Directions - NASW Approved for 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours

The health care environment is in significant flux induced by newly legislated national policy, changing demographics, innovative technologies, concern about physician availability and increasing reimbursement pressures affecting profit margins and service accessibility.  Social work practice must creatively evolve to meet these challenges.  Ten social work leaders and educators discuss education for health care practice in contemporary integrated care environments characterized by changing patient care demands, practice contexts, professional roles and methodologies.


The Evolving Practice of Social Work Within Integrated Care

This volume commemorates the tenth year of the Society’s highly regarded Exemplars in Health Care Social Work Practice Series. Unfolding changes in national health policy, medical technology, consumer expectations, reimbursement, professional availability, and marketplace competition are prompting new health care practices with dramatic implications for social work. Twelve established practitioners and academics discuss the environmental issues impacting health, health care delivery, social work practice and education for contemporary health care service environments. Three variations of the signature pedagogy of social work education, the field placement, are additionally featured with analysis of their design and student impact. Practitioners and educators will find this volume to be a valuable addition to their professional libraries. As with all series volumes, six CEU credits conferred by NASW are available upon request at no charge.


Supervision of Health Care Social Work: Principles and Practice - NASW Approved for 6  Continuing Education Contact Hours

Supervision of Health Care Social Work Practice focuses on how to effectively lead in a tumultuous health care environment characterized by changing patient populations, health care technologies, professional  practices, community needs/expectations and rapid shifts in service delivery modalities. In this environment, health care professions are increasingly challenged to develop and oversee staff capable of delivering  contemporary benchmark professional practice. Supervision of staff and programs becomes more crucial than ever before. Competent supervision requires practice knowledge, keen perspective and the ability to support,  guide, educate and direct practitioners of varying skill and experience.

Seven accomplished authors provide a clear basis for supervising health care social work practice. Opening this volume, Carlton Munson's particularly comprehensive overview of supervisory practice offers an  in-depth analysis of contemporary issues and trends. Reflecting principles enumerated by Munson, subsequent chapter highlight crucial elements and examples of contemporary social work supervision. Anne Conrad  identifies key considerations in provision of ethically competent social work supervision, while Karen Neuman and Candyce Berger delineate factors in the supervision of social work paraprofessionals in health care  settings. Carlean Gilbert and Kay Davidson offer thought-provoking insight on the relationship of supervision and life long learning. Pat Talley's experience of leading a social work department during a period  of significant organizational change is shared with emphasis on supervisory role shifts and their implications for both the social work leader and staff.

As with other editions to the "Exemplars" series, this newest Society publication provides readers with the opportunity to earn six hours of continuing education credit. The text will prove to be a useful,  contemporary addition to any health care professional's library!


Cultural Competence in Health Care Social Work Practice - NASW Approved for 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours

The increasing racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of America, coupled with continuing disparities in illness and death among people of color presents a significant challenge to health care  providers. Culture has a fundamental bearing on decisions of how health care services are offered and  utilized. Sensitivity to the values, norms, traditions, belief systems and histories of differing client populations consequently is crucial if such services are to be appropriately targeted, accessed and  utilized.

Eleven accomplished authors in this newest series edition provide a clear basis on which to advance culturally competent health care practice. Following Bertera's overview of the need for cultural  competence, Neuman and her colleagues present a transactional model for practice. While Trachtenberg promotes the use of training as a strategy in organizing and designing cultural change in  organizations, Anderson and Miller examine techniques for training workers and interpreters assisting  clients with limited English proficiency. Differing roles and approaches to culturally competent practice are further delineated by Fairchild and Reyes as they detail the development of a university hospital's  approach to caring for new immigrant populations and Simon as she underscores the significantly historic role of settlement houses in providing culturally sensitive community care.

As with other editions to the "Exemplars" series, this newest Society publication provides readers with  the opportunity to earn six hours of continuing education credit. The text will prove to be a useful, contemporary addition to any health care professional's library!


The Strength Based Perspective on Social Work Practice in Health Care - NASW Approved for 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours

This new edition to the National Society's Selected Practice Series offers health care professionals new  clinical insights into strength-based social work practice and will prove a valuable reference library addition. Contributions by recognized authors include:

  • Being Well: A Strengths Approach to Health and Healing
  • Practice with Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities: A Prototype Application of a Strengths Perspective
  • Identifying and Addressing Distress and Common Problems in Cancer Patients and Committed Caregivers through Skill Development
  • The Role of Strength-Based Social Work Practice in Medication Management
  • The Strength-Based Perspective with the Elderly: Practical, Not Paradoxical
  • A Strengths Based Perspective for Social Work in Home Care


Senior Services Delivery: Ethical Issues and Responses - NASW Approved for 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours! With the numbers of seniors aged 65 and older expected to rise to a current level of 38 million to nearly 90 million by the year 2050, attention to this population becomes of paramount importance for the profession of social work. This edition of the Exemplars Series focuses on select aspects of senior services delivery particularly as they pose ethical dilemmas to care providers. Highlighted are the creative programs addressing psychosocial issues for individuals' coping with the aging process, their care givers, and the communities in which they live.

 


Social Work Leadership in Health Care: Principles and Practice
NASW Approved for 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours!

Contemporary health care environments are characterized by medical breakthroughs and technological advances. These environments are also fraught with unprecedented organizational change driven by unrelenting economic considerations as much as patient care need. This text explores how social work has and can provide invaluable operational leadership in tumultuous times. Contributions by recognized authors include:

  • Characteristics of Effective Health Care Social Work Leaders
  • Effective Management of Complex Health Care Systems
  • Promoting the Health of the Community and the Institution
  • Education for Leadership in Health Care Social Work
  • Shaping Professional Destiny to Secure Your Future


Ethics in Health Care: A Social Work Perspective
NASW Approved for 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours!

This edition to the National Society’s Selected Practice Series offers health care professionals new clinical insights into important ethical issues and will prove a valuable reference library addition.  Contributions by recognized authors include:

  • Social Work Ethics in Health Care: Past, Present and Future
  • Futility: Proactive Intervention
  • Ethically and Practically Speaking: Managing Your Malpractice Liability
  • Attitudes and Practice Regarding Professional Social Work Boundaries
  • Conducting and Ethics Audit to Improve Practice and Manage Risk
  • Bioethical Issues and Social Work: State of Practice and Research


Health Care Social Work Leadership in Crisis and Disaster Response

Throughout history, crises and disasters have occurred with traumatic impacts on life and property.  Often unexpected and without warning, these events have taxed individuals and communities as they make effort to both recover from the immediate circumstance and put into place mechanisms to minimize recurrence of such threat.  Within recent history, the United States has experienced devastating natural disasters including floods, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and major snowstorms as well as the HIV/AIDS pandemic, military conflicts and calamities such as the Murrow Federal Building, World Trade Center and Pentagon bombings, structural fires like the Rhode Island night club disaster and various major transportation related mishaps.

Health care social work has a commendable history of demonstrating leadership in crises and disaster response.  This new text highlights both issues and techniques associated with crises and disaster response.  In so doing, seven distinguished authors discuss the significance of crisis intervention and offer evidence as to the crucial roles played by social work in striving to safeguard public health and welfare.
 


Immigration: Health Care Social Work Policy and Practice Issues
NASW Approved for 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours!

For over two centuries, people from around the world have been drawn to the United States in search of political, economic and social freedom.  The U.S. has, in fact, often been referred to as a "melting pot" of diverse populations yearning for safety, gainful employment and the opportunity for self-expression.  Times have changed, however, in terms of the backgrounds of individuals entering the United States and their subsequent experiences in our country.  Social work has a historic involvement with immigrants and with this legacy has a crucial continuing role to engage on behalf of newcomers in need.  Eleven social work practitioners and academicians explore social work health care practice, encourage an active role for social work in policy determination and outline interventions found to be effective with immigrant populations.

 

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