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. 2, May

Cultural Competence in a Group Intervention Designed for Latino Patients Living with HIV/AIDS
Although antiretroviral therapy (ART) has altered the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, addressing the social and psychological comorbidities that face patients living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) remains vital. Since the epidemic's earliest days, social workers...
Health Care Reform in the 2008 Presidential Primaries
As noted previously in this journal, health care reform has again become a central political issue (Gorin & Moniz, 2007). This article examines the health care debate in the presidential primary campaigns and considers implications for future health...
"I Can't Stop Pulling My Hair!" Using Numbing Cream as an Adjunct Treatment for Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania (TTM) is classified as an impulse control disorder within the DSM-IV-TK (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). The main features of the disorder include recurrent hair pulling with noticeable hair loss or thinning; tension or uncomfortable...
Nurse Social Work Practitioner: A New Professional for Health Care Settings
Hospital systems are merging, cutting back, and dismantling as a result of the shift in delivery of care to ambulatory settings and the continuing shift to managed care (Berkman, 1996; Pecukonis, Cornelius, & Parrish, 2003). Cutbacks and downsizing...
Patient-Staff Interactions and Mental Health in Chronic Dialysis Patients
In the United States, nearly 450,000 individuals now undergo chronic dialysis, with more than 50,000 new patients appearing each year (United States Renal Data Service [USRDS], 2005). Complications are common, and there is predictable and relentless...
Perceptions of Biopsychosocial Services Needs among Older Adults with Severe Mental Illness: Met and Unmet Needs
The growth of the older population around the world is a well-documented phenomenon. An unprecedented growth of older adults with severe mental illness (SMI) is expected to accompany this changing demographic distribution. Close to 1 million older...
Prisoner Reentry
Prisoners often experience multiple problems when reentering communities, including substance abuse; mental illness; HIV and AIDS; lack of education; unemployment; homelessness; legal barriers to receiving public services, such as bans on obtaining...
Self-Control, Self-Efficacy, Role Overload, and Stress Responses among Siblings of Children with Cancer
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, normal family life undergoes sudden and multiple changes, as family members must cope with numerous new logistical, medical, and psychosocial tasks such as visiting the hospital for treatments, dealing with side...
The Diverse Faces of Latinos in the Midwest: Planning for Service Delivery and Building Community
Throughout the Midwest and the southern United States, new groups of Hispanic and other immigrants are settling in large numbers (Halloran, 2005). in many of these regions, very little infrastructure exists in social service, health care, and educational...
The Experience of Living Kidney Donors
In 2004, living-donor kidney transplants performed in Canada represented 41 percent of all transplanted kidneys (Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2005). More recently, there has been more focus on the long-term psychosocial implications of...
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