Medical Social Work In Singapore: Context And Practice
- About the Editors
Medical social work in Singapore traces its roots to the post-war period. This textbook documents the historical development and evolution of the medical social work profession in Singapore, as well as the specialist work done in the profession.
The first part of the book gives an overview to the field in Singapore. It provides information which is considered as fundamental and core to medical social workers across the various medical or healthcare settings. The second part focuses on the selected practice areas and adopts an integral approach to discuss theory and practice.
This book is essential for social work students who wish to learn from a range of examples of good social work practice, presented from human developmental perspectives and in sufficient breadth to provide a reasonable overview of social work practice in health care. This book also provides added lens for medical, nursing and other allied health students and practitioners who wish to better understand their patients and families.
Lee Geok Ling, PhD, RSW, FT, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore. Dr Lee has more than 15 years of experience in health and healthcare research and in social work and inter-professional education.
Goh Soon Noi, PhD, RSW, Head of the Medical Social Services in Changi General Hospital, has worked nearly 40 years in the public, voluntary welfare, and restructured hospitals; in acute, sub-acute/rehabilitation and mental health settings. Her work spans direct clinical practice, developing new services, supervising and mentoring social workers, education, research, planning, and administration.
Cover Type: Hardback
Page Count: 232
Year Published: 2020