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. 33, No. 3, August

Caribbean Immigrants in the United States-Health and Health Care: The Need for a Social Agenda
Immigration is a cornerstone of the American experience. From the founding fathers and mothers to the political asylum seekers today, America has been a beacon to many from around the globe. However, the immigrant experience in America has been uneven...
Determinants of Quality of Life in Primary Care Patients with Diabetes: Implications for Social Workers
Diabetes has long been acknowledged as a biopsychosocial disease (DeCoster, 2001). Diabetes management involves a dramatic change in lifestyle, including keeping a low-sugar diet, maintaining an exercise regime, monitoring daily blood sugar, and taking...
Developing a Culturally Responsive Breast Cancer Screening Promotion with Native Hawaiian Women in Churches
Breast cancer is the second most commonly detected carcinoma among women in the United States and primarily affects older, postmenopausal women (American Cancer Society, 2003). Although women of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds are affected...
Discharge Planning in Acute Care Hospitals in Israel: Services Planned and Levels of Implementation and Adequacy
Discharge from a hospital does not necessarily indicate a return to health, but, rather, a move from acute care to alternate, lower intensity forms of care. In many countries, efforts to reduce health costs have led to shortened hospital stays and...
Domestic Violence Shelters as Prevention Agents for HIV/AIDS?
Women are at a heightened risk of experiencing two prominently positioned public health concerns: intimate partner abuse (IPA) and HIV/AIDS. Women are far more likely than men to be raped or physically assaulted by an intimate partner, with seven out...
Mothers' Marital Adaptation Following the Birth of Twins or Singletons: Empirical Evidence and Practical Insights
Social workers in medical settings are often called on to function in response to unique circumstances, such as life-threatening disease, the consequences of an accident, death, and dying. Even in maternity wards, characterized by joyful responses...
Mothers Raising Children with Sickle Cell Disease at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Illness Stigma
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most prevalent genetic hematological disorder worldwide (Baskin et al., 2000), predominantly affecting populations of West African and African Caribbean descent, as well as populations of Asian, Middle Eastern, and...
(Not So) Gently Down the Stream: Choosing Targets to Ameliorate Health Disparities
Health disparities in the United States exist by race and ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status (SES), and geography and can occur in screening, incidence, mortality, survivorship, and treatment. The Framingham...
Risk and Protective Influences in the Lives of Siblings of Youths with Spina Bifida
With advances in health care and rehabilitative technology enabling youths with spina bifida to live longer and in the context of their families (Bowman, McLone, Grant, Tomita, & Ito, 2001), potential stressors, such as caregiving demands, financial...