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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157664
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Consultation Strategies Between Nurses and Social Workers in Child Welfare
Abstract:
Consultation Strategies Between Nurses and Social Workers in Child Welfare
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Veltman, Max, RN, MSN, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:Boise State University, Department of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:1910 University Dr., Boise, ID, 83725, USA
Contact Telephone:208-426-3707
Co-Authors:Misty Wall, PhD, MSSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe strategies to promote interdisciplinary consultation between nurses and social workers working in the child welfare system, specifically foster care. Rationale/Background: With the growth and complexity of the population of children in the foster care system, interdisciplinary collaboration is critical.  Child welfare agencies are increasingly employing nurses to work cooperatively with social workers in promoting the health and well being of foster children.  Operationalizing such collaboration can be challenging, given the demands of the overburdened child welfare system and differences in professional cultures. Description of Project:  A goal of the Boise State University - Region 3 Health and Welfare Foster Care Project is to assist social workers in managing clients with complex health needs.  To address this goal, a formal system of consultation was developed and implemented between nursing faculty and agency social workers, using in-person, telephone and internet contact.  The Region 3 Health and Welfare Department employs 42 social workers who have the highest client/social worker ratio in the state.  A transdisciplinary model was used, including both role release and consultation. Outcomes:  To date, nurse-social work consultation has been implemented in 12 cases.  Nurses have been utilized by child welfare staff during home visit/assessments, health education, and reinforcement of medical plans.  Nurses have further provided consultation on complex cases when requires hospitalization and during discharge planning.  Reactions to the new consultation system have been positive among the nurses, social workers, and foster parents, and children. Conclusions: The development of a formal consultative process between nursing and social work in the child welfare to enhance the management of the complex health needs of foster children can serve as a model in other settings.  Evaluation is ongoing to assess the effect of the consultation program on client outcomes, foster family stability, cost savings, and professional job satisfaction.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConsultation Strategies Between Nurses and Social Workers in Child Welfareen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157664-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Consultation Strategies Between Nurses and Social Workers in Child Welfare</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Veltman, Max, RN, MSN, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Boise State University, Department of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1910 University Dr., Boise, ID, 83725, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">208-426-3707</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">maximilianveltman@boisestate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Misty Wall, PhD, MSSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe strategies to promote interdisciplinary consultation between nurses and social workers working in the child welfare system, specifically foster care.&nbsp;Rationale/Background: With the growth and complexity of the population of children in the foster care system, interdisciplinary collaboration is critical.&nbsp; Child welfare agencies are increasingly employing nurses to work cooperatively with social workers in promoting the health and well being of foster children.&nbsp; Operationalizing such collaboration can be challenging, given the demands of the overburdened child welfare system and differences in professional cultures. Description of Project:&nbsp; A goal of the Boise State University - Region 3 Health and Welfare Foster Care Project is to assist social workers in managing clients with complex health needs.&nbsp; To address this goal, a formal system of consultation was developed and implemented between nursing faculty and agency social workers, using in-person, telephone and internet contact.&nbsp; The Region 3 Health and Welfare Department employs 42 social workers who have the highest client/social worker ratio in the state.&nbsp; A transdisciplinary model was used, including both role release and consultation.&nbsp;Outcomes:&nbsp; To date, nurse-social work consultation has been implemented in 12 cases.&nbsp; Nurses have been utilized by child welfare staff during home visit/assessments, health education, and reinforcement of medical plans. &nbsp;Nurses have further provided consultation on complex cases when requires hospitalization and during discharge planning.&nbsp; Reactions to the new consultation system have been positive among the nurses, social workers, and foster parents, and children.&nbsp;Conclusions: The development of a formal consultative process between nursing and social work in the child welfare to enhance the management of the complex health needs of foster children can serve as a model in other settings.&nbsp; Evaluation is ongoing to assess the effect of the consultation program on client outcomes, foster family stability, cost savings, and professional job satisfaction.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:05:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:05:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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