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Addictions: Tobacco

Mansoo Yu and Rachel Fischer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 10126 words.

Tobacco use is a major public-health concern in the United States. Intervention and prevention strategies for tobacco use are an urgent public-health priority because tobacco use is the...

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Adolescent Brain Development

Jessica M. Black.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 14226 words.

Although it was once widely held that development through toddlerhood was the only significant time of tremendous brain growth, findings from neuroscience have identified adolescence as a...

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Adult Day Care

Namkee G. Choi.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1422 words.

Adult day care centers provide important health, social, and support services for functionally and cognitively impaired adults and their caregivers. The adult day care services are...

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Aging: Services

Nancy Morrow-Howell and Leslie Hasche.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7206 words.

Despite high levels of functioning among older adults, chronic health conditions lead to impairment and the need for help. Family members provide most of the assistance; yet formal services...

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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. 2195 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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Behavioral Theory

Beth Angell.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Care of the Elderly; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 3452 words.

Behavioral theory seeks to explain human behavior by analyzing the antecedents and consequences present in the individual's environment and the learned associations he or she has acquired...

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Bereavement Practice

Mary Sormanti.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1748 words.

Bereavement, which is the circumstance of having experienced the death of a significant other, is associated with significant emotional, cognitive, spiritual, physical, and social...

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Beyond Housing: Opening the Door to Community Participation

Carol L. M. Caton.

in The Open Door

May 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizations; Mental and Behavioural Health. 4873 words.

Advances in housing and service programs for people with severe mental illness have enabled many to move from the streets to homes in the community. At the same time, addressing the housing...

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Bioethics

Larry W. Foster.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Policy and Advocacy; Sociology of Religion. 6784 words.

Bioethics and biomedical ethics are defined. Common bioethical concepts, exemplary moral values, fundamental ethical principles, general ethical theories, and approaches to moral reasoning...

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