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Social Work Practice in Health


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Author biographies List of figures and tables Preface - Melissa Petrakis PART I: WHAT IS HEALTH SOCIAL WORK? ROLE, VALUES AND PRINCIPLES FOR PRACTICE 1. An introduction to health and health services practice, and the social determinants of health - Melissa Petrakis and Carrie Lethborg 2. Building the knowledge for practice base in health social work - Fiona McDermott PART II: HEALTH PRACTICE AND PRACTICE CONTEXTS 3. Children, childhood illness and supporting the family: a health perspective - Rosemary Sheehan 4. Hospital-based trauma social work - Margaret Cowgill and Melissa Petrakis 5. The wellbeing of Australia's mothers - Lauren Wills 6. Women and domestic and family violence - Deborah Western 7. Early intervention in mental health: opportunities and challenges - Kate Day and Melissa Petrakis 8. The social worker's role within an adult mental health inter-professional collaborative team - Carmel Alakus and Melissa Petrakis 9. A foundation for dual diagnosis practice: wisdom, tools and resources - Kevan Myers, Simon Kroes and Melissa Petrakis 10. Forensic social work - Sarah Harvey 11. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities: re-imagining and re-orienting of the social work role - Sonia Posenelli, Michelle Gallagher Winters, Carrie Lethborg and Toni Mason 12. Oncology social work: from diagnosis, treatment for cancer, recovery and end of life care - Sue Gorman 13. Aged care: health, assessments, in-home care and residential care - Lisa Braddy and Mara Erhardt-Rumpe PART III: POLITICISED ISSUES IN HEALTH PRACTICE 14. Social work practice and people living with disability - Nicole Edwards and Julie King 15. Refugee health - Kim Robinson 16. A Maori-informed approach to health social work - Amohia Boulton, Lynley Cvitanovic and Tracey Cropp Index

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Dr Melissa Petrakis is Senior Lecturer at Monash University and Senior Research Fellow at St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne), Mental Health Service. She co-ordinates units and lectures in social work practice in health and mental health and has published widely in this field.

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