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Social Work and Health Care Policy, Practice, and Professionalism by Joan M. Borst

Social Work and Health Care Policy, Practice, and Professionalism


Social Work and Health Care Policy, Practice, and Professionalism by Joan M. Borst

Written with a strengths based perspective, this health care text integrates policy, practice, and professionalism for social workers. With its focus on diversity and by using a biopsychosical perspective, Social Work and Health Care emphasizes a variety of ways of coping and ways to culturally assess and approach intervention. Readers learn about how the individual, and their families and friends are impacted by the loss of health or independence. Numerous examples encourage students to identify with the practicing professional.

About the Author

Dr. Joan Borst, a social work professor, is an associate professor at Grand Valley State University. She has an extensive professional history working in a wide range of health care settings and a variety of experiences with people who care for and live with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer.

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Publication date

1st July 2009


Joan M. Borst

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Pearson an imprint of Pearson Education (US)


304 pages


Social work



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