Summary: The personal computer is now a commonplace resource in health care and social work, particularly as a result of the development of educational, therapeutic, and patient-related information systems. This is a practical handbook for those working in the health and social services who wish to develop their knowledge of computer applications in their professional lives to help them turn their clinical or professional expertise into a computer resource. The approach throu
ghout the book is to consider the human problem and then look at the practical application with the computer.
Summary: The personal computer is now a commonplace resource in health care and social work, particularly as a result of the development of educational, therapeutic, and patient-related information systems. This is a practical handbook for those working in the health and social services who wish to develop their knowledge of computer applications in their professional lives to help them turn their clinical or professional expertise into a computer resource. The approach throughout the book is to consider the human problem and then look at the practical application with the computer. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Box Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Year Published: 1996 International: No
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PART I. GENERAL ISSUES IN HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS.
The Underdevelopment of Client-Led Computing. Computerizing Social Care. An Assessment of Information Technology in Three Health Service Settings. A Responding View on Shared Information in Health Care Computing from the NHS Family Health Service Computer Unit. Computers in a Voluntary Agency. Community Care Computing in a Metropolitan Borough Council: The Perspectives of Clients, Practitioners and Managers.
PART II. METHODS AND TOOLS IN CLIENT-LED COMPUTING.
Developing "User-Persuasive" Programs. Using Database Training and Technology to Develop Social Work Practice. Do it Yourself Computing. Knowledge Engineering in Probation Work.
PART III. CASE STUDIES.
Fast Idiot or Friendly Helper? The Development of a Problem-Solving Client Program. "I Know What I Don't Like." A Case Study of Collaboration Between a Voluntary Agency and a Programmer. Sex, Lies and Education: The Story of an A to Z of Love and Sex.
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