The author combines 36 years experience as a front line Chief Medical Social Worker and Child Welfare Worker with 24 years as a consumer of many of the programs described in the book. The publication includes primarily factual reference material that is used daily by all Social Workers... employed in a medical or psychiatric setting.
Chapters include Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, Home Health and Hospice, Nursing Home Placement, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Utility Assistance Programs, Talking Book, State Medicaid
Programs, Ethics, Congress and the Supreme Court, Veterans Benefits and the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
A separate section on Ethics is included that contains the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics as well as Federal Employee Code of Ethics. There are several State by State comparisons of programs not found in any other Social Work Publication. Most of the information is current, including the 2002 Federal Poverty Guidelines. A listing of key Federal Government Officials, Congressmen and U.S. Senators. Throughout the book the author challenges Social Workers to be informed, creative and able.