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Principles of Medical Social Work

I. Sundar (Author)

The volume deals with various aspects of medical social work. Beginning with the nature and scope of social work and delving into the inter-disciplinary approach to health and medicine that is needed, it discusses theoretical and practical aspects of social work. It takes up psycho-social theories of health behaviour, medical social theory, and theoretical aspects of social epidemiology. It looks into history of public health, organisation and structuring of public health practice, public health programmes, role of anthropology in public health, public health nursing and health risk appraisal. It throws light on social work practice methods and principles, emphasising case management in public health, intervention and treatment planning, teamwork and collaboration, access to information and technology, and stress management. The comprehensive study also dwells on social work vis-à-vis information on genetics and barriers of genetic social service.

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About the author

I. Sundar

Dr. I. Sundar is Reader in Economics, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University.  To his credit he has three postgraduate degrees viz., M.A. Economics, M.A. Development Studies and M.A. Sociology.  He earned his Ph.D. degree in Regional Economics.  Dr. I. Sundar has a passion for higher research and has to his credit 86 papers of which twenty-six have been published in international journals.  He participated in a number of National and International conferences, symposia and seminars and presented 65 research papers.  He has undertaken two research projects funded by the State Government and Central Government respectively.  He has received gold medal award from the international society of ecological communication for his outstanding contribution in the field of research in environment and sustainable development.

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Bibliographic information

Title Principles of Medical Social Work
Author I. Sundar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183876124
length xv+368p., Illustrations; 25cm.