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. 25, No. 3, August

Changes in Services and Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities: New Challenges to Established Practice
The changes that are emerging in systems of support for people with developmental disabilities are part of a trajectory of reform that began decades ago. These reforms have encompassed the exposure of the inhumane conditions associated with institutions,...
Coping Strategies, Life Style Changes, and Pessimism after Open-Heart Surgery
A mail questionnaire was completed by 171 patients two to 20 months after undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). The post-CABG period was characterized by fewer working hours, a higher level of physical exercise, a reduction in smoking,...
Emerging Issues in Mental Retardation: Self-Determination versus Self-Interest
This issue of Health & Social Work launches a series of Forums on the social care of people with special needs-people with cognitive disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, addictions, and organic disorders. Because these individuals can be...
Generational Equity and Privatization: Myth and Reality
For more than two decades, policy analysts and advocates have debated the question of generational equity (Williamson, Watts-Roy, & Kingson, 1999). Generational equity refers to the distribution of resources among generations. Advocates of generational...
LONG-TERM CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: A Critical Analysis
This article explores how the trends toward long-term community care affecting people with developmental disabilities developed. Appropriateness of care and quality of life issues are discussed. The article also reviews the development of long-term...
Qualitative Analysis of a Bsw Field Placement with a Hospital-Owned Physician Practice in a Skilled Nursing Facility
Health services and medical social work are being reshaped in the wake of managed care and the movement toward community-based delivery systems. In this article, a bachelor's of social work student is assigned to a field placement to work with a hospital-owned...
Social Work Early Intervention for Young Children with Developmental Disabilities
Social workers' awareness of and formal involvement in family-centered early intervention for infants and toddlers who are at risk of or who have developmental disabilities has increased considerably during the past 15 years. The functional role that...