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Need and Importance of Medical Social Work Practice in Pakistan with Special Reference to Karachi City

This paper explores how medical social work is designed and implemented in Pakistan, and the field of medical social work is defined as it relates to Pakistani culture.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe

This brief guidance note seeks to provide advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency...

Spotlight on MHero: Connecting with frontline health workers about mental health services in Liberia

Ebola has exacerbated mental health issues in Liberia as the outbreak has ravaged the mental and physical health of the population and health workers, including at the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Through the use of mHero, the Ministry is developing use casees to...

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

Entered into in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) helped to set ambitious targets around the world and re-shaped decision making by developing and developed nations. Yet, there is still more work to be done, and the new Sustainable Development Goals aim to build upon the goals and...

Compendium of Gender Equality and HIV Indicators

UN Women recently translated the Compendium of Gender Equality and HIV Indicators to French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The compendium provides a set of standardized indicators to measure programmatic areas vital to the intersection of gender and HIV that may be used at national, regional or...

Health and Social Service Workers - Increased collaboration, better health results

Presented at the George Washington University Global Health Mini-U, this presentation highlights the ways in which social service workers when working collaboratively with health care professionals can improve overall well-being.

Difficult Decisions: A tool for care workers

This guide was developed to aid care workers in ethical decision-making when caring for children and families of key populations, including people living with HIV, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, and gay men and other men who have sex with men.

Behavioral Health Workforce Policy Issues: A rural perspective

This presentation during the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy reviews the gaps in accessibility to psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers in rural areas and makes recommendations for how to address and improve this problem.

Opportunities to Improve Models of Care for People with Complex Needs

Much has been learned about effective ways to organize, deliver and pay for care for high-cost patients. These efforts have collectively identified core elements of care models, financing strategies, data and analytic supports, workforce capacities, governance models, and regulatory frameworks that...

Social Work in the U.S.: Workforce & Education

In this plenary presentation for the Socio Plus conference, Strategies and Ways to Develop University Curricula in the Area of Social Work Education, the author provides an overview of the practice environments and workforce trends for social workers in the U.S. and discusses prescribed...