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. 37, No. 3, August

Combined Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Older Adult Drug and Alcohol Abusers
More than 2.5 million older Americans struggle with alcohol abuse and its associated medical and social consequences. This number is expected to double to 5 million by 2020 (Gfoerer, Penne, Pemberton, & Folsom, 2003). Marijuana is the most commonly...
Counselor Attitudes toward and Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Private Substance Use Disorder Treatment Centers: A Comparison of Social Workers and Non-Social Workers
Emphasis on the identification and use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) is increasingly prominent in social work and in the substance use disorders (SUD) treatment field, yet uptake of psychosocial interventions with demonstrated effectiveness in...
Is There a Social Worker in the House? Health Care Reform and the Future of Medical Social Work
As medicine has become increasingly sophisticated and technologically complex, medical education and medical care have come to rely on increased specialization (Moore & Showstack, 2003). Dividing providers into specialties, however, has also led...
Resident Transitions to Assisted Living: A Role for Social Workers
As the number of older adults increases across the United States, the demand for services to meet the needs of an aging population continues to increase. Assisted living (AL) is a rapidly growing industry, with the number of facilities outpacing the...
Social Factors Determining the Experience of Blindness among Pregnant Women in Developing Countries: The Case of India
Globally, pregnant women in 66 countries experience s night blindness, with moderate to severe public health significance, and approximately 10 million pregnant women (8 percent of pregnant women) develop night blindness annually (World Health Organization,...
The Ryan Plan Redux
In the August 2011 issue of this journal, I discussed Representative Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget proposal, which the House of Representatives enacted in April 2011. It died in the Senate, but at the time I argued that Ryan's bill posed a "serious challenge...
Understanding Health Care Reform: Bridging the Gap between Myth and Reality
Understanding Health Care Reform: Bridging the Gap between Myth and Reality. Arthur M. Feldman. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012, 198 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7948-1, $39.95 hardcover. At the forefront during an election year, health care remains...