Summary: The authors approach case management as both an art and a science. They present the basics of case management in a practical manner that will appeal to students and instructors. A natural fit in the practice and methods course sequence, the book ties the theory of case management to the various roles case managers fill and to situations that they face.
The authors draw on their extensive practice, classroom, and research experience to orient the book both t ...show moreo practice and to the classroom. Issues raised by managed care and working with a variety of populations--mental health, developmental disabilities, addictions, child welfare, geriatrics, and criminal justice--are given special consideration. Exercises at the end of each skill-based chapter support actual case management practices and serve to reinforce the lessons taught in the chapter. This ensures that not only are specific case management skills described, but also the steps in the case management process are clearly outlined. Extensive references help readers pursue specific aspects of case management.
The second edition has been updated appropriately to keep up with the ever-evolving profession of case management. In keeping with practice trends in case management the authors have added even more end of chapter exercises for the teacher or trainer. Chapter 8 now has a section on case management with the homeless and patients with HIV/AIDS. Updated references have been added as well as a new chapter 9 that includes predictions about the future directions of case management practice.
Arthur Frankel and Sheldon Gelman have written a fluid, easy-to-read book, on an important topic, that is sure to engage readers and aid in successful case management practice. ...show less