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. 31, No. 3, August

Addressing Sexual Issues in Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions
Although literature that addresses the treatment of sexuality for the majority population has been written within the field of social work and other disciplines, little attention has been paid to the sexuality issues of individuals with chronic health...
A Survey of the Health, Sleep, and Development of Children Adopted from China
International adoption is an increasingly popular method for parents seeking to increase the size of their families. For example, Arsonson (2003) reported that there were more than 15,000 international adoptions in the United States in 1998. This was...
Do Not Forget about Your Volunteers: A Qualitative Analysis of Factors Influencing Volunteer Turnover
The number of individuals who share their time and talents as volunteers is on the rise. In 1993 it was reported that formal volunteer work was performed by 89.2 million Americans, worth an estimated $182.3 billion (Grube & Piliavin, 2000). In...
End-of-Life Decision Making for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: A Survey of Nursing Home Social Services Staff
How people in the United States die, particularly how severely impaired older adults die, has become a topic of widespread interest in the gerontological community in the past 10 years. People in the United States are living longer and dying more slowly...
Fostering Resilience in Siblings of Youths with a Chronic Health Condition: A Review of the Literature
Advances in medicine and technology have enabled youths with chronic health conditions to live longer and remain in the care of their families (Hollidge, 2001). Data suggest 10 to 20 million children and adolescents residing in the United States have...
Medicaid Coverage of Newer Psychotropic Medication
Approximately 5 million people in the United States suffer from severe mental illnesses such s schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and severe forms of panic and obsessive--compulsive disorders (National Advisory Mental Health Council,...
Prevention and Women's Reproductive Health: A Matter of Concern
The recent legislation on abortion in South Dakota and the subsequent copycat legislation proposed in nine other states (Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2006a) are a grim reminder of the continuing assault on women's reproductive health by state legislatures....
Significance of Gender and Age in African American Children's Response to Parental Victimization
The United States is a violent country (Trickett & Schellenbach, 1998), and our children's exposure to this violence is a national public health issue (Glodich, 1998).Violence exposure, as either a witness or victim, is rampant among inner-city...
Social Work Ethics Audits in Health Care Settings: A Case Study
In recent years social workers in health care settings have paid increased attention to ethical issues and decision making. Along with members of allied health professions, social workers have enhanced their understanding of ethical challenges related...
Social Work in the Department of Veterans Affairs: Lessons Learned
This article provides an overview of the practice of social work in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the role social workers have played in VA's transformation into a leading provider of health care. VA is the nation's largest employer...
The Clubhouse as an Empowering Setting
A U.S. Surgeon General's report (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999) concluded that psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) practice should now be a significant component of mental health service systems, as it promotes the rehabilitation...