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ERIC Number: EJ1084385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Integrating Biopsychosocial Intervention Research in a Changing Health Care Landscape
Ell, Kathleen; Oh, Hyunsung; Wu, Shinyi
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n1 p28-34 Jan 2016
Objective: Safety net care systems are experiencing unprecedented change from the "Affordable Care Act," Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) uptake, health information technology application, and growing of mental health care integration within primary care. This article provides a review of previous and current efforts in which social workers deliver biopsychosocial depression care. Method: Recent research trials tested biopsychosocial care for patients with major depression and concurrent illness and technology-facilitated patient-provider and provider-provider communication within the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). In addition, qualitative studies assessed patient, social worker, and medical provider perceptions. Results: DHS has recently activated its PCMH model, technology applications aimed at facilitating cross-provider communication, and the integration of colocated social workers. Conclusions: This article demonstrates both need and opportunity to develop, apply, and test social work integrated biopsychosocial and technology activated care within a large safety net care system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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