Cases on Interdisciplinary Social Justice Issues
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Cases on Interdisciplinary Social Justice Issues

Cheryl Green (Southern Connecticut State University, USA)
Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799872184|ISBN10: 1799872181|EISBN13: 9781799872207|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7218-4


This book provides students within health and human services majors, the ability to discuss and engage in the interdisciplinary process as they work on case studies addressing multiple social justice issues. Examples of social justice case studies that will be presented include: care of the transgender patient on a genitourinary unit that is ambivalent about gender reassignment surgery and the recognition of “fright” in a woman of Caribbean descent who is also experiencing a Bipolar I Disorder. Students and educators will explore the varied roles of interdisciplinary team members and how these roles positively and negatively impact the patients’ health outcomes. Approaches to management of complex patient cases will be discussed, as well as ethical dilemmas, facilitation of family meetings, discharge planning, cultural consideration in health- care, and burnout prevention. Case studies, concept maps, review questions, and concise chapter learning objectives, will enhance students’ application to practice skills.

Active learning techniques in the classroom provide students with the opportunity to apply realistic scenarios to the theory they are learning. Application of theory is imperative for students to be able to integrate information into their practice. This casebook takes an interdisciplinary approach to the care of patients/clients in varied health care settings using evolving case studies with social justice themes.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Cheryl Green, PhD, DNP, RN, LCSW, CNL, MAC, FAPA is a nurse, and clinical social worker. In nursing, Dr. Green has worked in the areas of medical-surgical nursing, legal nurse consulting, psychiatry, community health, medically-complex rehabilitation, and as a nurse educator. As a social worker, she has had a private practice working with children, families, and couples, worked within private group practices, served as a mental health consultant to a private school, provided spiritually-based therapy in a group practice, and provided play therapy and child-centered family work with children affected and infected with HIV/AIDS at the Yale University Child Study Center in the role of clinical faculty. Dr. Green has also worked as a crisis clinician providing on-call psychiatric consultation within a hospital emergency department setting. Her volunteer work includes: Board member for the Connecticut League of Nursing and executive-at-large, as well as a board member for the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Chapter Chi Zeta and Governance Chair. Former American Red Cross health services (and disaster services) volunteer for over 20 years.