Behavioral and Social Sciences in 21st Century Health Care
Contributions and Opportunities
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The most current information--in the words of the top men in their fields!In this unique book, the leaders of the major United States Institutions--the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse--present intriguing statements on the future of behavior science on health care practices. Alan Leshner, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discusses the present and future state of the art in drug abuse and addiction research. Enoch Gordis, Director of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, talks about the history of alcohol research, the MATCH program, the genetics of alcoholism, and exciting new directions for future research, such as anti-craving medicines. In addition, other valuable chapters contribute insightful observations on the state of contemporary practice in health care, such as:
- a social work perspective on end-of-life care legislation
- the myths and realities of prevention principles
- the factors that determine college students’immunization status
- ways to integrate social work, social sciences, and health interventions
- a tribute to social/health services pioneer Doris Siegel
Table of Contents
- The Eighth Doris Siegel Memorial Conference Tribute
- Drug Abuse and Addiction Research into the 21st Century: Where Are We Going from Here?
- Improving the Old, Embracing the New: Implications of Alcohol Research for Future Practice
- Exploring Possible Relations Among Social Sciences, Social Work, and Health Interventions
- Analyzing End-of-Life Care Legislation: A Social Work Perspective
- Prevention Principles for Practitioners: A Solution or an Illusion?
- Factors Affecting Immunization Status of College Students in New York City (NYC)
- Reference Notes Included