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Social Work and HIV : The Canadian Experience - William Rowe

Social Work and HIV

The Canadian Experience

By: William Rowe (Editor), Bill Ryan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th April 1999
ISBN: 9780195413014
Number Of Pages: 336

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Social Work and HIV: The Canadian Experience brings together essays by front-line workers and researchers from across the country. The essayists describe their own successes and failures in dealing with the effects of HIV in rural communities, urban Aboriginal street youth, upon haemophiliacs, the gay male community, women, injection drug users, and families with children. The book is divided into three sections: prevention, care, and practice. The first section on prevention looks at the role of community- and committee-based initiatives that many social workers were involved in, developing some of the most creative prevention programs in Canada. The second section on care covers a wide variety of topics and helps to illustrate the breadth of social work's involvement in HIV care and treatment. This includes chapters on women, children, the gay community, rural areas, Aboriginal street youth, and injection drug use. The third section of the text concerns itself with some of the practice issues that have surfaced in relation to the HIV epidemic in Canada which have forced us to reconsider a number of ethical and legal positions. This section also includes chapters on political activism and HIV/AIDS, confidentiality, haemophilia and blood transfusion, and euthanasia and assisted suicide. Social Work and HIV draws together some of the voices of experience that illustrate the kind of thinking in practice that social workers have gathered over the years. It is not meant to be an exhaustive work, but rather a representative one--one that can help new social workers coming into the field of HIV to more fully appreciate the challenges and opportunities the field holds.

Foreword David Hoe, Policy Advisor on HIV/AIDS, Health Canada: Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction William Rowe and Bill Ryan: Part One: Prevention 1: Joanne Otis, Professor, Department of Sexology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Joseph Levy, Director and Professor, Department of Sexology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, and Marie Josee Drouin, MA in Sexology (UQAM): Sexual-Health Education and Promotion: The Heavy Burden of Preventing HIV Infection 2: Joanne Otis, Joseph Levy, and Marie Josee Drouin: Putting Theory into Action: Prevention Programs in Canada 3: Lynne Leonard, Principle Investigator, Community Health Research Unit, University of Ottawa: Social Workers and HIV Prevention: A Neglected Dyad 4: William Rowe and Glenn Marcotte, Social Worker, CLSC-Metro, Montreal: The Challenge of Risk Reduction Practices Part Two: Care 5: Shirley Grosser, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba: The Management of Caregiving: Who Pays in Hidden Ways, or Pathways to Empowerment 6: Lois Jackson, Assistant Professor, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University: Diversity in a Context of Adversity: Issues in Working with HIV-Positive Women 7: Lillian Wells, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Robyn Salter-Goldie, Social Worker, Dale D'Amatteo, Researcher, HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Team, and Susan King, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto: Families with Children: Issues Arising from HIV 8: Claude Olivier, Social Worker: AIDS-Specific Social Work Practice in Rural Areas 9: Judy Weiser, Director, Photo Therapy Centre (Vancouver): Taking the Medicine Wheel to the Street: Counselling Aboriginal Street Youth About HIV/AIDS and Educating Those Who Help Them 10: Anne Bowlby, Acting Manager, Ontario Substance Abuse Bureau, Ministry of Health: Care and the Context of Injection Drug Use 11: David Fitzgerald, Public Health, Edmonton: Home Care: Caring Together 12: Bill Ryan, Marc A. Hamel, Clinical and Research Psychologist, and Chen ChoCo-ordinator, Direct Service Network, Maison CHESED House (Montreal): Multiple Loss and Mourning within the Gay Male Community Part Three: Practice, Policy, and Politics 13: Michele Bourgon, Professor of Social Work, Universite du Quebec a Montreal: Integrating the Personal, the Professional, and the Political in HIV/AIDS 14: Sharon Taylor, Chair Department of Social Work, Lakehead University: Confidentiality/Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice 15: Jack McDonald, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary: Haemophilia, Blood Transfusion, and Social Work Practice 16: Carol Neron, Social Work Consultant, Ottawa: Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and HIV/AIDS: Ethical, Legal, and Counselling Considerations for Social Workers Conclusion: Future PerspectivesWilliam Rowe and Bill Ryan: Index

ISBN: 9780195413014
ISBN-10: 0195413016
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 8th April 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51