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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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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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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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Care Transitions, Patient Health, and System Performance in the United States

June Simmons, Sandy Atkins, Janice Lynch Schuster and Melissa Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 6859 words.

Transitions in care occur when a patient moves from an institutional setting, such as a hospital or nursing home, to home or community, often with the hope or expectation of improving...

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Children: Health Care

Barbara L. Jones and Casey Walsh.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 7680 words.

Despite rapid medical advances, children in this country still face significant barriers to adequate health care, including unequal access to insurance and health care. There is great need...

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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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Chronic Illness

Patricia A. Fennell and Sara Rieder Bennett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 3585 words.

There is a paradigm shift occurring in medicine, from models focused on treating acute illnesses to those concerned with managing chronic conditions. This shift coincides with the higher...

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Collaborative Care

Ellen Fink-Samnick.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Practice Settings; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 8877 words.

The past two decades have witnessed a surge in the growth of initiatives and funding to weave physical and behavioral health care, particularly with identification of the high costs...

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Comorbidity

Diana M. DiNitto.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 1872 words.

This entry defines comorbidity and similar terms used in various fields of practice. It addresses the prevalence of comorbidity, suggests explanations for comorbidity, and discusses...

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Disability: Neurocognitive Disabilities

Lisa S. Patchner and Kevin L. DeWeaver.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4853 words.

The multiplicity of disability definitions can be attributed to the heterogeneity of disability, its multifactoral nature, and its effects across the life span. Of particular concern to 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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Early Brain Development for Social Work Practice

Terri Combs-Orme.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health. 12601 words.

Development of the brain in the first 3 years of life is genetically programmed but occurs in response to environmental stimuli. The brain is organized “from the bottom up,” that is, from...

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Eating Disorders

Elizabeth C. Pomeroy and Polly Y. Browning.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 3292 words.

Eating disorders involve maladaptive eating patterns accompanied by a wide range of physical complications likely to require extensive treatment. In addition, “eating disorders” frequently...

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EMDR Treatment for Trauma

Allen Rubin.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 5294 words.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the two most empirically supported treatments for adult populations with noncombat, single-episode posttraumatic stress...

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Family Caregiving

Sandra Owens and Letha A. Chadiha.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Care of the Elderly; Couple and Family Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 4585 words.

There is evidence that family caregiving in the United States has been increasing at an unprecedented rate as a result of various societal issues. This entry provides a summary of the...

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Genetics

Joan O. Weiss.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 5734 words.

The recent explosion of genetic and genomic knowledge that was a product of the Human Genome Project has extraordinary implications for social workers and their client population. Genetics...

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Health Care: Overview

Colleen Galambos.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health. 10629 words.

This entry provides an overview of the state of health care in the United States. Service delivery problems such as access and affordability issues are examined, and health care disparities...

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