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crisis intervention

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The emergency or “first aid” management of medical, social, psychological problems that usually declare their presence by causing an emergency requiring immediate action. The intervention...

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deinstitutionalization

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The transition from institutional (custodial) to community-based care of mental disorders, which was facilitated by development of psychoactive drugs and modern office-based...

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

(DSM)

The manual developed and published by the American Psychiatric Association, containing the list of diagnoses of psychiatric illnesses and the criteria that should be used to...

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long-term care

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

Medical, nursing, and social care of dependent persons over a prolonged period that may be provided by a multidisciplinary team or an individual caregiver, either in the dependent person's...

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managed care

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

A form of fiscal management of medical services used by health maintenance organizations and other health care organizations to allocate referral and treatment services. The effects on...

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maternal and Child Health

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

(MCH)

The branch of health services that focuses on mothers and their children. This is an extremely important component of public health sciences and practice, comprising many...

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prevention

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Social Work.

Policies and actions to eliminate a disease or minimize its effect; to reduce the incidence and/por prevalence of disease, disability, and premature death; to reduce the prevalence of...

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self-Help Groups

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — Public Health and Epidemiology.

These are organizations that offer guidance to people with certain specified problems that enable affected individuals and families to help themselves. Several validated self-help programs...

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