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HIV and Social Work : A Practitioner's Guide - R. Dennis Shelby

HIV and Social Work

A Practitioner's Guide

Paperback Published: 1st March 1998
ISBN: 9781560239062
Number Of Pages: 586

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As HIV/AIDS continue to plague societies around the world, more and more social workers encounter HIV-infected individuals and their families and friends who are searching for help and support. In HIV and Social Work: A Practitioner's Guide, experienced social workers share their practice wisdom, knowledge, and skills on a broad range of issues. Their words of wisdom will give you the willingness to follow problems through and the flexibility and creativity that are required when dealing with issues concerning HIV/AIDS. At the same time, you will achieve a sense of empowerment and optimism as you realize that there are things you can do--very specific kinds of help you can offer--that can make an enormous difference in the lives of people with HIV/AIDS and those who love and care for them. HIV and Social Work is a practical, user-friendly resource for social workers who practice in a variety of settings and fields. You'll find it a rich and useful book if you're moving into HIV/AIDS work and want guidance, or if you're experienced and want to sharpen your skills, or if you just want to be prepared for when you find people with HIV or their family members in your office in need of help. Specifically, you'll gain valuable insight about:

  • basic psychosocial interventions for people with HIV/AIDS
  • in-depth practical suggestions for specific problem areas and specific groups of people with HIV/AIDS
  • better listening skills
  • how to know your own limitations and live your own life more fully in the face of sadness
  • the importance and challenge of returning to fundamental social work skills
You'll refer to HIV and Social Work time and time again as you confront new HIV-related situations in your practice for which you need easy-to-understand descriptions of what to do and how to do it. Acknowledging your busy schedule, the book is organized so that you may use it on a “knowledge as needed” basis or read it straight through. Written specifically by and for social workers, HIV and Social Work is highly recommended as required reading in social work programs at the Bachelor's and/or Master's levels.

About the Editorsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Forewordp. xxi
Prefacep. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxi
Essential Facts Every Social Worker Needs to Knowp. 3
Getting Started: Basic Skills for Effective Social Work with People with HIV and AIDSp. 27
Multicultural Competencep. 51
Back to the Future: Survival, Uncertainty, and Hopep. 65
Practice Settings
Case Management in AIDS Service Settingsp. 75
Services in Health Settingsp. 89
Discharge Planning in Acute Carep. 89
Involving Family and Significant Others in Acute Carep. 101
Bereavement Work in the Acute Care Settingp. 109
Involving Families in Hospice and Home Carep. 123
Bereavement Work in Hospice and Home Carep. 135
Helping a Person with HIV/AIDS Get into Clinical Trialsp. 145
Helping a Person with HIV/AIDS Prepare a Power of Attorney and a Living Willp. 155
Services in Mental Health Settingsp. 165
Individual Clinical Issuesp. 165
Disrupted Dialogues: Working with Couplesp. 183
Clinical Issues in Groups for HIV-Infected Individualsp. 203
Clinical Issues for Familiesp. 223
HIV Risk Assessment in Mental Health Settingsp. 233
Ethical Issues in Clinical Practicep. 247
HIV in Private Practicep. 269
Identifying and Treating HIV-Associated Dementiap. 281
Organizing Support Groups for People Affected by HIVp. 293
People in Special Circumstances
Addressing HIV Risks with Clients Who Use Drugsp. 303
Services for Children and Familiesp. 315
Counseling Parents and Children with HIVp. 315
Helping a Parent with HIV Tell His or Her Childrenp. 327
Talking with Parents About Creating a Legacy for Their Childrenp. 339
Talking with Parents About Permanency Planningp. 349
Working with Children with HIV in Day Care, Elementary, and Secondary Schoolsp. 361
Talking to Women with HIV About Childbearing Issuesp. 375
Services for Special Populationsp. 387
Services to Adolescentsp. 387
Services to People with HIV in the Workplacep. 403
Providing Services to Gay Menp. 411
Providing Services to HIV-Positive Womenp. 431
Providing Services to Elderly People with HIVp. 443
Social Work Practice with HIV-Positive People in Rural Settingsp. 451
Providing Services to People with Preexisting Mental Illnessp. 461
HIV Services in Correctional Facilities: Negotiating a Complex Environmentp. 469
Economic Supports and Housing
Economic Supports and Advocacyp. 483
Housing for People with HIVp. 509
Caring for the Professional Caregiver
Caring for Ourselves: Understanding and Minimizing the Stresses of HIV Caregivingp. 527
Meeting the Emotional Needs of Health Care Providersp. 537
Changing the System: Don't Mourn ... Organize!p. 541
Indexp. 561
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ISBN: 9781560239062
ISBN-10: 1560239069
Series: Haworth Psychosocial Issues of HIV/AIDS
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 586
Published: 1st March 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.31 x 15.27  x 4.01
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1