Chapter 8: Review of Medical Social Work Literature

Goode, Ruth Ann
January 2000
Social Work Practice in Home Health Care;2000, p91
The article presents a review of medical social work literature in the U.S. Several developments in social work services that pose challenges for social workers include discharge planning, health reform, public policy and home health care. A study was conducted on elderly clients in home care program. There was also a study on the impact of dementia on caregivers. Bioethical issues concerning the job of social workers are discussed. Literature on predictions for health care in the future are also highlighted.


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