HIV and Social Work: A Practitioner's Guide

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Medical - 586 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Basic Skills for Effective Social Work
27
Multicultural Competence
51
Survival Uncertainty and Hope
65
Case Management in AIDS Service Settings
73
SERVICES IN HEALTH SETTINGS
89
Involving Family and Significant Others in Acute Care
101
Bereavement Work in the Acute Care Setting
109
Involving Families in Hospice and Home Care
123
Addressing HIV Risks with Clients Who Use Drugs
303
SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
315
Helping a Parent with HIV Tell His or Her Children
327
Talking with Parents About Creating a Legacy for Their
339
Talking with Parents About Permanency Planning
349
Working with Children with HIV in Day Care
361
Talking to Women with HIV About Childbearing Issues
375
SERVICES FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
387

Bereavement Work in Hospice and Home Care
135
Helping a Person with HIVAIDS Get into Clinical Trials
145
Helping a Person with HIVAIDS Prepare a Power
155
SERVICES IN MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS
165
Working with Couples
183
Clinical Issues in Groups for HIVInfected Individuals
203
Clinical Issues for Families
223
HIV Risk Assessment in Mental Health Settings
233
Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice
247
HIV in Private Practice
269
Identifying and Treating HIVAssociated Dementia
281
Organizing Support Groups for People Affected
293
Services to People with HIV in the Workplace
403
Providing Services to Gay Men
411
Providing Services to HIVPositive Women
431
Providing Services to Elderly People with HIV
443
Providing Services to People with Preexisting Mental
461
Negotiating
469
Economic Supports and Advocacy
483
Housing for People with HIV
509
Understanding and Minimizing
527
Meeting the Emotional Needs of Health Care Providers
537
Index
561
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R Dennis Shelby, David M Aronstein, Bruce J Thompson

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