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Evaluating Adjustment to Health Condition and Adjustment to Hospitalisation as indicators for intervention

Nilsson, David (2007) Evaluating Adjustment to Health Condition and Adjustment to Hospitalisation as indicators for intervention. Social Work in Health Care, 45(2), pp. 21-42. ISSN (print) 0098-1389

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Abstract

This article describes an exploratory study aimed at elucidating social workers' understandings of the concepts of Adjustment to Health Condition and Adjustment to Hospitalisation as Indicators for Intervention. Thematic analysis was utilised on data from in-depth semi-structured interviews and focus groups with 18 experienced health care social workers. The findings demonstrated that adjustment was conceptualised as a complex, multi-dimensional process including the key interrelated themes of coping, emotion, subjective meaning, adaptation, support, family-focus, and process orientation. The findings can assist social workers in conceptualising their practice and articulating their role with clients and with other health professionals in relation to crucial adjustment issues identified in health care settings.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Social work and social policy and administration
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Depositing User: David Nilsson
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 10:21
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/32629

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