Daniel Freeman Hospitals in in Los Angeles committed $11.2 million to its community benefits program, which includes charitable care, reimbursement shortfalls, outreach and community service programs. The Catholic hospitals are part of the Carondelet Health System. Their mission follows the example of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet who, in France in 1600, departed from the cloistered community life to go beyond the convent and care to people in their local communities.
Since 1977, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York City has been creating and maintaining supportive housing offerings for at-risk populations, such as individuals with HIV/AIDS, those with substance abuse challenges, and the mentally ill. By providing a continuum of medical and social services, the organization aims to help residents stabilize and rebuild their lives. Saint Vincent sees empowerment as a key step toward helping individuals maintain their health, re-enter the community, seek employment, and pursue other goals.
Through collaboration, Mercy Health Partners (MHP) of Southwest Ohio, Cincinnati, and Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Diocese of Scranton, PA, built a housing complex for low-income seniors and developed a variety of supportive services for residents. St. Catherine's Manor aims to meet elder adults' social and medical needs through offerings such as on-site health assessments, meal services, and transportation help. In order for the collaboration to be a success, MHP, CSS, and their partners had to trust one another.
A significant percentage of children in foster care in North America are younger than 1 year of age and are in foster care because of parental substance use and other social challenges. Infants might present with specific health and behavioral issues that are challenging to manage within the foster family home environment; foster families require specialized skills and knowledge to manage these issues.
PURPOSE: This study measures the differential effects of home care client characteristics typically included in standardized needs assessment protocols, and client characteristics such as attitude or demeanor that arise from the case manager-client interpersonal dynamic during the assessment process, on care plan decisions.
The social worker can facilitate screening, retention and patient adherence in HIV/AIDS clinical trials. This paper introduces the process and its key vocabulary, and uses three case studies to demonstrate how social workers can assist clients who may wish to participate in, or are already enrolled in a clinical trial. After examining five major issues that affect the client in a clinical trial (informed consent; treatment vs.
Contemporary transitions in the delivery of health and social care are a global phenomenon. They prompt a particular need to reconsider how quality in relation to professional practice should be understood and whether greater importance should be attached to values such as goodwill, altruism and commitment. Based on a qualitative study of a small voluntary sector organisation in the North of England, this paper addresses how changes in policy articulate with the identities of professionals who work in learning disability services.
This paper presents qualitative findings emergent from a participatory action research (PAR) study focused on developing service user and carer involvement in a university setting. The involvement of these experts by experience in practitioner education for health and social care, and nursing in particular, is now an international phenomenon. Adhering to the philosophy and practices of PAR, the project and the writing of this paper have been collectively produced.
This article informs about recent research findings on voluntary and mutual aid in the Czech Republic with a special attention paid to formal volunteering in health and social care. The data suggest that public involvement is comparable to middle-frequency experienced in European countries. In this respect, volunteering is higher in the Czech Republic than in other former Eastern European countries and is an evidence of a successful and rapid restoration of the civic sector.
Clinical hypnosis is a valuable treatment modality that deserves to be more widely known and used by social workers. The author presents an overview of this growing clinical specialty, distinguishing between directive, Ericksonian, and permissive hypnosis. The latter, which is the most common style in use today, is based on a clear contract in which a hypnotherapist helps a client develop and use his or her own hypnotic abilities toward therapeutic goals. Characteristics of a hypnotic trance and the differing capacities of individuals in trance are presented.