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16 de Abril     Open Access  
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 245)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences: Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 7)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de la Escuela de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access  
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access  
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Equity     Open Access  
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Health Psychology Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Security     Hybrid Journal  
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  

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Health and Social Work
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.388
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 58  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0360-7283 - ISSN (Online) 1545-6854
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [406 journals]
  • Research, Practice, and Policy Strategies to Stop Family Violence
    • Authors: Rine C; LaBarre C.
      Pages: 141 - 144
      Abstract: The Grand Challenges for Social Work introduced by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) offer a variety of opportunities for the profession to confront pressing societal issues. Each challenge brings renewed possibilities and pathways to address these far-reaching concerns through professional social work skills across varying levels of practice, policy, and research. The challenge to stop family violence is based on interdisciplinary cooperation among fields that aim to engage in ways to prevent abuse, recognize it earlier, support families, and end cycles of violence that can persist across generations (AASWSW, 2017). The two major routes to eradicate family violence are identified as ending gender-based violence (GBV) through the promotion of violence-free relationships (Edleson, Lindhorst, & Kanuha, 2015) and by improving methods to reduce profound and lethal child abuse (Barth, Putnam-Hornstein, Shaw, & Dickinson, 2016). In recent years, there has been a great deal of progress toward advancing prevention, intervention, and policies that reduce GBV and support healthy relationships devoid of violence. These efforts include introducing emergency shelter programs, distinguishing those at highest risk for violence through statistical methods, increasing social responsiveness to barriers among systems, and promoting violence-free relationships that result in healthy parenting and teenage rapport (Edleson et al., 2015). Approaches to diminish child abuse involve “implementation of birth match; expansion of safe haven laws; and improved integration of data on birth records, child-welfare involvement, and fatalities” (Barth et al., 2016, p. 1). Social work has much to offer in addressing these pervasive social issues and reducing their adverse outcomes. In particular, the profession is poised to introduce and lead innovative and proactive efforts that focus scarce resources on more efficient and timely approaches (Shaw, Barth, Mattingly, Ayer, & Berry, 2013).
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz020
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Toward a Socially Oriented Model of Health: Institutionalize Help for
           Patients to Overcome Particular Social Difficulties
    • Authors: Evans E.
      Pages: 145 - 148
      Abstract: In the upcoming (and already started) presidential campaigns, candidates are sure to present various visions of how to best expand medical coverage and improve health care delivery and outcomes. It is less certain how social workers will be factored into these visions of coverage and care. In the previous issue of Health & Social Work, Gehlert, Andrews, and Browne (2019) offered an outline of five key domains within which health social work can define itself while helping to strengthen the American health care system. In this column, I will discuss the role clinical social workers already play as mental health professionals and a related NASW policy priority. From there, I will pick up on the outline presented by Gehlert et al. (2019), expanding on their second item: addressing economic and environmental stressors in health care. This expansion includes introducing an orientation toward social work and health care integration that incorporates a wide scope of professional service. It entails pairing clinical services with those performed by social workers to help patients overcome “particular social difficulties”—a concept borrowed from German health and welfare policy (that is, Hilfe zur Überwindung besonderer sozialer Schwierigkeiten). Doing so could serve as the foundation on which to integrate a range of professional services performed by social workers at the micro, mezzo, and macro level in health care while centering efforts to confront social determinants of health. Furthermore, it could provide a rationale to receive payment within a U.S. insurance framework.
      PubDate: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz019
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Barriers to Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming
           Adults: A Systematic Literature Review
    • Authors: Snow A; Cerel J, Loeffler D, et al.
      Pages: 149 - 155
      Abstract: Contemporary research suggests that transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) adults encounter formidable barriers to health care, including access to quality therapeutic interventions. This systematic review is one of the first to specifically explore obstacles to TGNC mental health care. A rigorous literature review identified eight relevant studies: six qualitative designs and two quantitative designs. Thematic synthesis revealed three major barriers to care and five corresponding subthemes: (1) personal concerns, involving fear of being pathologized or stereotyped and an objection to common therapeutic practices; (2) incompetent mental health professionals, including those who are unknowledgeable, unnuanced, and unsupportive; and (3) affordability factors. Results indicate an acute need for practitioner training to ensure the psychological well-being of TGNC clients.
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz016
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Female Prisoners in Spain: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Negative
           Emotional States, and Social Support
    • Authors: Caravaca-Sánchez F; Fearn N, Vidovic K, et al.
      Pages: 157 - 166
      Abstract: A growing body of literature on correctional populations from the past two decades indicates that a significant proportion of prison inmates report experiencing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) during childhood. Extant literature also suggests that women suffer disproportionate victimization at all life stages. The current study examines the prevalence and magnitude of the associations between ACEs, social support, and negative emotional states (that is, anxiety, depression, and stress) among a sample of incarcerated women—a small but growing correctional population. Data were obtained from a survey of women incarcerated in two prisons in Spain (N = 174); survey questions elicited information on these women’s emotional, physical, and sexual victimization during childhood in addition to their self-reported levels of social support and mental health. A series of analyses indicated that female inmates who reported ACEs similarly reported lower levels of social support and higher levels of depression, anxiety, and stress as compared with nonvictimized women inmates. The findings reported here underscore the importance of attaining a fuller understanding of female inmates’ histories of ACEs so that we can more accurately identify and, ideally, provide necessary services to those women at highest risk of mental health–related problems during incarceration.
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz013
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Process and Product Innovations from a Statewide Capacity-Building
           Initiative for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery
    • Authors: Iachini A; Seay K, DeHart D, et al.
      Pages: 167 - 175
      Abstract: Statewide behavioral health collaborative capacity-building initiatives are designed to support substance use agencies in strengthening their behavioral health services delivery and implementing evidence-supported practices. This study explored the types of innovations resulting from one such statewide behavioral health initiative, as well as the facilitators and barriers to implementing these innovations, from the perspective of the substance use agencies involved in the initiative. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with 67 agency stakeholders and 93 agency progress reports. Results indicated that 161 innovations emerged through this project for the substance use agencies, including staffing; policy, procedure, and technology; partnerships; training and media products; and service innovations. Agency facilitators included collaboration/partnership, project buy-in, and quality of agency staff. Barriers to implementation included lack of collaboration or partnerships, agency infrastructure or climate, lack of project buy-in, and funding and billing issues. The article concludes with a discussion on implications for social work practice in behavioral health.
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz014
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • U.S. Providers’ Perceptions of the Psychosocial Needs of Seriously Ill
           Patients of South Asian Origin: Implications for Health Social Work
    • Authors: Washington K; Khosla N, Lero C.
      Pages: 177 - 184
      Abstract: The number of individuals of South Asian origin receiving health care in the United States is rapidly growing, yet little is known about their psychosocial needs. To better inform the provision of culturally competent social work services for this patient population, researchers sought to describe U.S. health care providers’ perceptions of the psychosocial needs of seriously ill patients of South Asian origin. To do so, they conducted a multimethod qualitative descriptive study, collecting data during focus groups and individual interviews of health care providers (N = 57) and analyzing them via directed content analysis. Identified patient needs included addressing financial and legal problems, challenges completing activities of daily living, spiritual or existential concerns, psychosocial experiences of unresolved physical symptoms, and psychological distress. Providers also emphasized the importance of supporting patients’ family members to aid in their caregiving abilities and to enhance their quality of life. As social workers in U.S. health care settings encounter a growing number of patients of South Asian origin, a more comprehensive understanding of their psychosocial needs is imperative. Study findings suggest that health social workers should provide psychosocial care that encompasses culture-specific needs and psychosocial care that can be provided in a culturally responsive manner.
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz015
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Social Work Practice with Medical Assistance in Dying: A Case Study
    • Authors: Antifaeff K.
      Pages: 185 - 192
      Abstract: Medical assistance in dying (MAiD) recently became legal in Canada, and social workers have an integral role providing psychosocial care to those considering this end-of-life care option. Research has found that most requests for assisted dying have a psychosocial dimension. Social workers are uniquely equipped to understand the personal and contextual factors informing the choice for MAiD and offer supports. A case example highlights practice opportunities for social workers throughout the MAiD process.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz002
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • The Application of a Self-Labeling Approach among Military-Connected
           Adolescents in a Public School Setting
    • Authors: Kranke D; Barmak S, Weiss E, et al.
      Pages: 193 - 201
      Abstract: The contextual factors and individual responses to the labeling of military-connected adolescents as “being in a military family” is an understudied yet important phenomenon. Minimal research construes the experience of being in a military family as a label applied to military-connected populations by people in society. However, social environmental factors associated with school setting among military-connected adolescents being in a military family have common components to the process of self-labeling. This article seeks to explore the concept and application of self-labeling by (a) providing a literature review of self-labeling among military-connected adolescents and (b) relying on modified labeling theory to identify any consistencies or potential nuances. The analysis of the process is strictly hypothetical, but could help to account for widely varying responses, sequence of events, and underlying reasons for the behaviors among some military-connected adolescents identified in the literature review and in light of the U.S. protracted military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
      Authors conclude by highlighting the need for future research to assess the adequacy of this self-labeling framework to ensure the healthy development of military-connected youths.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz007
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • Strengthening Recovery: A Burn Injury–Focused Mobile App to Improve
           Outcomes
    • Authors: Abrams T; Li X, Wyatt T, et al.
      Pages: 203 - 207
      Abstract: In 2016, approximately 24,000 emergency room patients who presented with burn injuries met the American Burn Association’s (ABA) protocol for transfer or admission to burn centers (ABA, 2017). Burn treatment has progressed tremendously over the past five decades and while in the burn center all of patients’ needs are met by the burn care team. Immediately on discharge, families and frequently unprepared community providers are expected to assume patient care. Discharge instructions may be confusing, family members often feel insecure about performing painful wound care, and local health and mental health resources for burn patients may be lacking. Inadequate postdischarge wound care, even after successful hospitalization, may result in serious complications including infection, marginal healing, and unplanned hospital readmissions (Eidelson et al., 2018). The use of an mHealth mobile application (app) to supplement postdischarge care by providing additional guidance is believed to decrease unplanned hospital readmissions (Jenks, Williams, & Coleman, 2009). In this Practice Forum, we introduce the Bridge Mobile App for Burn Patients, review how the app was conceived, how content was developed, what the Bridge is intended to do, and how it will assist medical and community-based social workers in their work with discharging burn patients.
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz018
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
  • The Psychosocial Evaluation Is an Essential Part of the Pretransplant
           Workup for Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Social Worker’s
           Perspective
    • Authors: Sas C.
      Pages: 208 - 211
      Abstract: On the surface, it is common to assume that most patients with end-stage renal disease will get listed for a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, for many patients, this is not the case. The process of listing a patient for a transplant requires a rigorous medical examination and a mandatory psychosocial screening assessment. Clinical social workers are often asked why this assessment is important, what it accomplishes, and how it affects a patient’s ability to get listed. This column argues that the required psychosocial assessment is a key element in helping to determine whether a patient should be listed on the deceased donor transplant list. This assessment is crucial in determining a patient’s psychosocial suitability for a transplant, which ultimately ensures that this scarce resource is well used; it also tries to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. Social workers have a dual role during this assessment: one to the transplanted organ and one to the patient. This column reviews what the social work assessment entails, presents a case example of a patient who should not have been listed right away based on assessment findings, and provides the social work assessment criteria for a kidney transplant compared with other types of organ transplants.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlz012
      Issue No: Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
       
 
 
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