Health Care and Social Work Practice
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
This seminar course will critically examine the role of social work within the Canadian healthcare system. Topics will include social work practice in hospital and community health care settings; interdisciplinary practice; bioethics and decision-making processes; health and mental health across the lifespan (e.g., psycho-geriatrics, end of life care); and the social determinants of health. A critical lens will be adopted to understanding how the medical model and biomedicine have shaped the categorization of health and disease, roles of health-related disciplines, and provision of health care resources.
- Registration status: Year 4 in the Bachelor of Social Work program.