J. A. Cohen
Social Work, vol. 48, 2003, p.34-43
Under managed care in the USA, the role of the clinical social worker in mental health services has expanded as they are considered to be cheaper alternatives to psychiatrists and clinical psychologists. Managed care has also stimulated the use of clinical social workers in private practice, encouraged a move away from expensive individual psychoanalysis towards group therapy, promoted the use of outcome measures, and enhanced the role of the case manager.
Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 25, 2003, p. 269-288
Article explores how an evolving legal framework regulating mental health care substantially changes medical practice, using empirical data from an ethnographic study of nursing care in two psychiatric hospitals in the Netherlands.