This text/workbook is a step-by-step guide through the case management process, from intake and assessment to referrals and termination. The fifth edition focuses on what is most important for students to consider, document, and pass along in each step of the human services process. Chapters walk students through each step of the case management process, while realistic exercises drawn from active professionals expose students to a broad range of true-to-life circumstances and difficulties. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Practice of Case Management in the Human Services offers a succinct yet comprehensive guide to carrying out a case manager's responsibilities. The author explores assessment of the service needs of the client, facilitating the client's contact with the appropriate institutions and services, monitoring the quality of services provided to the client, and taking action when the client's needs are not met. He also considers the therapeutic role required when needs are not met because the problems are indigenous to the client. Providing an integrated look at practice technologies applicable to a variety of practice areas, the volume is appropriate for both preservice and inservice education in the field of human servi
Over the course of twenty years and across three editions, this text has approached case management as both an art and a science by providing students and practitioners with the basics of case management theory, skills, and applications. This fourth edition, which focuses on both the social work and nursing professions, offers trainers, instructors, and students detailed information about how case management is delivered, major issues encountered in practice, how services are affected by different populations, and the unique skills that are required by case managers in order to be effective. Chapter exercises and numerous case examples help readers practice some of the skills associated with the content offered. Case Management is unique in that it brings together the major professions that conduct case management in the United States. It is focused on skill learning more than on theory, and discusses not only the importance of case management in the current social work and medical milieu, but also the challenges that case managers face in helping clients. In addition, the text offers a model for integrated case management between professions and in numerous settings, including nursing centers, community mental health facilities, and criminal justice centers.
Written by renowned author, Catherine Mullahy, The Case Manager's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the ultimate how-to guide for case managers. This practical resource helps case managers build fundamentals, study for the CCM exam, and most importantly, advance their careers after the exam. Using real-life examples and an easy-to-read, conversant style, this reference defines "Best in Class" case management, examines the case management process, and presents practical procedural information. It is an excellent daily reference and training resource for new case managers and seasoned professionals in various setting facing the day-to-day challenges of case management. Certain to become the "go to resource" resource that previous editions have, this Fourth Edition features updated and enhanced chapters, and brand new chapters covering such timely topics as: * Obesity - The New Epidemic * Our Nation's Multiculturalism and Challenges to Case Managers * Health Literacy and Adherence Issues * Pharmaceuticals - The Ever-Evolving World * Our Aging Population, Medical Advancements and New Case Management Considerations * Direct to Consumer Community-Based Case Management * Continuum Concepts
“Blundo and Simon have successfully outlined how a solution-focused perspective can be a powerful tool for case managers. Their understanding and presentation is based upon practice scenarios that are real and applied...They clearly demonstrate the impact of ‘thinking and language’ and the importance of building a collaborative relationship with clients. Their work challenges the traditional theory-driven interventions that focus on problems and arrive at a diagnosis . They encourage a ‘shift’ to a co-constructive partnership that requires a practitioner to respect that clients are ‘experts of their own lives’...They provide a clear step-wise discussion of techniques and strategies that can be employed working with individuals and families in case management settings. This book is a must read.” -Lawrence T. Force, PhD. LCSW-R Professor of Psychology, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY From the Foreword Solution-focused practice is a paradigm that stresses client abilities, strengths, and individual goals rather than disability. Written by a team of educator/practitioners noted for their expertise in solution-focused therapy, this “how-to” text for social work, counseling, and psychology students guides current and future case managers in learning this strengths-based, collaborative approach to case management. It discusses both the philosophical basis for solution-focused casework and demonstrates how it is ideally suited for the case management process. The book is based on teaching materials the authors have developed and used in their classes and workshops with undergraduate and graduate students and professionals. The text incorporates new research and theoretical developments in solution-focused therapy as well as actual practice scenarios demonstrating the process of building a collaborative relationship with individual clients and families. Replete with strategies and tools for practicing solution-focused case management, the text describes such essential skills as identifying goals, monitoring progress, working with other agencies, and transitioning out of treatment. It discusses issues related to ethical practice and presents strategies for self-care. Additionally, the book addresses diversity and social justice and their relationships to solution-focused practice. Student exercises help to reinforce knowledge. The text will assist case managers in a variety of settings—hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, community-based mental health agencies, schools, prisons, court systems, and shelters for the homeless and victims of domestic violence—to partner with their clients towards finding strengths-based and solution-focused approaches to resolving issues in a positive way. Key Features: Authored by noted experts in solution-focused education and practice Facilitates a reframing of casework and case management around client strengths and resources Provides specific case examples that allow readers to troubleshoot and apply solution-focused principles to practice Includes student exercises throughout the book
Case managers provide an indispensable service, acting as both experts and liaisons to the wide variety of services, resources, and opportunities available to their clients. The authors use their extensive practice, classroom, and research experience to delineate clearly the steps of the case management process and to address the myriad roles case managers fill in different practice situations. By detailing the various processes and goals of case management and the different populations they help, the authors present a resource that is invaluable not only to social workers, but also to case managers in nursing centers, community mental health facilities, and criminal justice centers. The third edition of this book is updated to reflect the constantly changing nature of the helping professions. New and updated references provide readers with an array of options for pursuing specific aspects of case management. The book is attentive to the evolving needs of a variety of populations, and it now contains a new section on working with members of the military and their families. This edition also contains new information on case management within larger organizations that provide mental health services.
This third edition of Social Work Practice with the Elderly describes significant practice issues and current challenges facing gerontological social workers, who are working with the fastest growing demographic cohort in North America. Insightful and creative practitioners provide current accounts and case examples from their work in a variety of settings. The material includes both micro and macro practice and offers a focus on advanced specialty practice while also providing an advanced generalist model. All the chapters have been rewritten and updated by adding related additional readings and websites. Six new chapters have been added on sensory impairment, HIV/AIDS, elder abuse, community-assisted living, rural elderly, retirement and volunteerism.
Develop your management and nursing leadership skills! Leadership & Nursing Care Management, 7th Edition focuses on best practices to help you learn to effectively manage interdisciplinary teams, client needs, and systems of care. A research-based approach includes realistic cases studies showing how to apply management principles to nursing practice. Arranged by American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) competencies, the text addresses topics such as staffing and scheduling, budgeting, team building, legal and ethical issues, and measurement of outcomes. Written by noted nursing educators Diane L. Huber and Maria Lindell Joseph, this edition includes new Next Generation NCLEX® content to prepare you for success on the NGN certification exam. UNIQUE! Organization of chapters by AONL competencies addresses leadership and care management topics by the five competencies integral to nurse executive roles. Evidence-based approach keeps you on the cutting edge of the nursing profession with respect to best practices. Critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter challenge you to reflect on chapter content, critically analyze the information, and apply it to a situation. Case studies at the end of each chapter present real-world leadership and management vignettes and illustrate how concepts can be applied to specific situations. Research Notes in each chapter summarize current research studies relating to nursing leadership and management. Full-color photos and figures depict concepts and enhance learning. NEW! Updates are included for information relating to the competencies of leadership, professionalism, communication and relationship building, knowledge of the healthcare environment, and business skills. NEW! Five NGN-specific case studies are included in this edition to align with clinical judgment content, preparing you for the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) examination. NEW contributors — leading experts in the field — update the book’s content.
Understanding Your Nonprofit Agency, written by internationally renowned scholar Armand Lauffer, will fill the growing need for the distinction between corporate business operations and nonprofit operations. The book will focus on how nonprofit agencies operate and not how they are managed. It has been assumed that both entities function similarly. Currently, this assumption is increasingly seen as groundless: nonprofit and profit-driven organizations have different goals and function differently from each other. This text addresses the current trend to differentiate how nonprofits are disctint.
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