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Social Work Today January/February 2019

About the Course:

"Social Work Today January/February 2019"

Suicide Prevention Is Every Social Worker’s Business
Social workers don’t need to specialize in suicide prevention to screen clients for risk and warning signals, but they must be prepared. Social work education must step up to better train students for this aspect of practice.

Using Health Information Technology in Transitions of Care
Communication in transitioning patients from one care setting to another is invaluable, and health information technology is making that more efficient and effective.

Meaningful Relationships in Long Term Care — Helping Residents Make Their House a Home
A qualitative study of long term care residents shows cultivating meaningful relationships between residents and between staff and residents may be one of the most important ways to help them feel at home in long term care.

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Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson is an editor and freelance writer based in Milford, PA.

Sue Coyle, MSW

Sue Coyle, MSW, is a freelance writer and social worker in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Ann Callahan, PhD, LCSW

Ann M. Callahan, PhD, LCSW, is an associate professor in the social work program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Jenny Kartupelis, MBE

Jenny Kartupelis, MBE, is a director of faith in society and a fellow of the faith and civil society unit at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, psychologists, counselors, and health care professionals who seek knowledge about mental health care. It is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the current challenges to suicide prevention and how social workers can be prepared to screen for risk factors and warning signals.

  2. Discuss the benefits and shortcomings of using health information technology in transitions of care.

  3. Explain the factors that influenced resident satisfaction in a qualitative study of long term care settings.

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Course Number: 102320
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $17.00
Format: Social Work Today Magazine
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