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Alcohol and Drug Problems: Practice Interventions

Maryann Amodeo and Luz Marilis López.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 3908 words.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Carole B. Cox.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2265 words.

Dementia is not a disease, but a group of symptoms so severe that they inhibit normal functioning. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia in older persons impacting not...

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Children’s Health

Shirley Gatenio Gabel.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 8340 words.

The history of social work is deeply rooted in helping vulnerable populations improve their well-being, and children have been at the forefront of these efforts since the inception of the...

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Disability: Psychiatric Disabilities

W. Patrick Sullivan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Practical Ethics; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 4483 words.

The psychosocial catastrophe that accompanies serious mental illness negatively impacts individual performance and success in all key life domains. A person-in-environment perspective, and...

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Health Care: Practice Interventions

Lois F. Cowles.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2673 words.

Social work in health care emerged with immigration and urbanization associated with industrialization, and the resultant shift from physician visits to the patient's home and workplace to...

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Mental Health Research

Shaun M. Eack.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 11786 words.

Mental health research is the study of the causes and correlates of mental health and illness, approaches to improve mental well-being, and the delivery of effective mental health services...

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Quality of Care

Enola Proctor and J. Curtis McMillen.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 2194 words.

Assessing and improving the quality of social services is one of the most pressing concerns for social work practice and research. Practice in nearly every setting is affected by...

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Social Work and Coercion

Tomi Gomory and Daniel Dunleavy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 12703 words.

Social work is perhaps most distinctive for its clear and outspoken commitment toward improving the well-being of society’s vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, while still emphasizing the...

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