A History of AIDS Social Work in Hospitals

A History of AIDS Social Work in Hospitals

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A History of AIDS Social Work in Hospitals: A Daring Response to an Epidemic presents first-hand historical perspectives from hospital social workers who cared for HIV/AIDS patients during the epidemic's beginning in the early 1980s. Contributors recount personal and clinical experiences with patients, families, significant others, bureaucracies, and systems during a time of fear, challenge, and extreme caution. Their experiences illustrate the transformation of social work as the development of new programs and treatments increased the lifespan of HIV/AIDS patients.To view an excerpt online.In addition, these narratives should serve as a reminder to other social workers that we are professionals with knowledge ... the idea that social workers should and could contribute more to the professional health services literature; and (3) make the discussion lively and interesting. ... In this commentary, Mel Gray (1999) writes that many social workers believe what they have to say is uninteresting, whichanbsp;...

Title:A History of AIDS Social Work in Hospitals
Author:Barbara I Willinger, Alan Rice
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-11-12


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