Social Work With HIV and AIDS: A Case-Based Guide by Diana RowanSocial Work With HIV and AIDS: A Case-Based Guide by Diana Rowan

Social Work With HIV and AIDS: A Case-Based Guide

EditorDiana Rowan

Paperback | June 15, 2013

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More than thirty years after the first reported case of AIDS in the United States, we are fortunate to live in a time when, with proper medical treatment, a person with HIV or AIDS can live a long and fulfilling life. The social, economic, and interpersonal issues that continue to define HIVand AIDS beyond the medical reality of the disease, however, are still frequently overlooked. People living with HIV or AIDS have a broad spectrum of needs including access to medical care, housing assistance, mental health support, management of co-occurring conditions, specialized case management,and advocacy. Social work in HIV and AIDS prevention and care is one of the most complex and demanding fields of practice in the profession today.Social Work with HIV and AIDS: A Case-Based Guide is a first-of-its-kind book written by social workers experienced in working with this diverse group. The book explains the history of social work during that AIDS epidemic, examines the different populations affected by the disease, and covers thewide range of practice and policy issues involving people living with HIV and AIDS. The text deals frankly with the difficult issues associated with HIV and AIDS - race, sexuality, religion, sexual practice, and drug use - so social workers are fully prepared for the work ahead of them. The in-depthexploration of overlooked areas of practice such as conducting sexual assessments, educating clients on the medical aspects of HIV/AIDS, and engaging African American faith communities for prevention and treatment makes this an immensely useful book.This book is appropriate as an introduction for social work students, medical social workers, and general practitioners with no prior experience in HIV and AIDS care. Each chapter includes HIV/AIDS case studies that make the content come to life for readers. This book is the comprehensive guide thatsocial workers need!
Diana Rowan (MSW, Our Lady of the Lake University at San Antonio, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington) is assistant professor of social work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is an experienced psychotherapist in multiple areas of practice including HIV and AIDS, substance abuse, anxiety and depression, sexual ther...
Title:Social Work With HIV and AIDS: A Case-Based GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:June 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190616385

ISBN - 13:9780190616380

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Editorial Reviews

"This is an incredibly practical book; the chapters are full of the real advice and directions that students have requested for years. There is a clear appreciation of practice, diversity, and case management with an emphasis on the historic and contemporary importance of social workers inHIV/AIDS work. I look forward to using it in my HIV/AIDS courses and will recommend it widely to friends and colleagues." --Larry Gant, University of Michigan