Health and Social Work

A quarterly journal devoted to the relationships between health and medical services and human services. Covers developments in areas such as aging, clinical work, long-term care, substance abuse, and other topics of interest; and includes information on

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, August

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychological and Physiological Illnesses: A Systematic Review for Social Workers
Social workers provide services to a variety of clients and face the challenge of finding therapeutic interventions designed to meet the multifaceted needs of the diverse populations they serve. This article provides a review of acceptance and commitment...
Commitment of Licensed Social Workers to Aging Practice
There is a well-documented critical need for an expanded and adequately trained interdisciplinary geriatric workforce from medicine, nursing, social work, and allied health fields that can provide person-centered care to our rapidly aging population...
Comparing Health and Mental Health Needs, Service Use, and Barriers to Services among Sexual Minority Youths and Their Peers
Community and population-based studies suggest that sexual minority youths (SMYs) (that is, youths who report same-sex romantic attractions or relationships or who identity as nonheterosexual) may be at higher risk for an array of poor health and mental...
Coordination, Integration, and Collaboration: A Clear Path for Social Work in Health Care Reform
The need for change in our health care delivery system is well known, well researched, and well documented by people inside the social work field and out. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (EL. 111-148) (now more commonly known as the...
How Can Social Work Affect Health Care Reform?
Although health care reform is a serious challenge for health care social workers, it also creates many opportunities. Most often, social workers define this type of challenge from a reactive perspective. Rather than think of the impact of health care...
Impact of the Level of State Tax Code Progressivity on Children's Health Outcomes
Social work has a history of caring about the health of children (Axinn & Stern, 2008; Karger & Stoesz, 2008; Petr, 1998). Trattner (1994) noted that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, children were seen as deserving of social work...
Implications of Health Care Reform
All Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity, deserve quality health care services when they need them. When the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) (now more commonly called the Affordable Care Act [ACA])...
Person-Centered Planning and Participant Decision Making
It is a humbling experience to try to capture those critical elements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) (now more commonly called the Affordable Care Act [ACA]) that have the most import for our profession of social work....
Post-Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement: Policy and Practice Implications for Social Workers
Tobacco use has long been recognized as the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, and the severe health and social consequences of tobacco use have been well documented. Cigarette smoking accounts for an estimated 443,000 deaths...
The New Threat to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
In April 2011, in a party-line vote, the House of Representatives enacted The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America's Promise, the controversial budget proposal developed by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (see http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ bdquery/z?d112:hc34:)....