A person with a chronic medical condition may not immediately think to look for a lawyer along with a health care team--but addressing legal concerns can have a positive impact on a patient’s well-being. That’s the idea behind Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), and the subject of a new interdisciplinary study pointing the way toward improving MLP research and working models.
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Janet Mintzer has served as the President and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International for the last 16 years. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Temple's School of Social Work (SSW), earning a master of social work in 1991. Mintzer discussed how her mentor and professors continued guiding her after graduation and helped her find her passion.
Marsha Zibalese-Crawford, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, has been deployed to the Centers for Disease Control to work on the Office of National Drug Control Policy High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Heroin Response Strategy, a collaborative effort in 20 U.S. cities including Philadelphia.
Dr. William Cabin, an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, has been selected to present two papers at the Seventh International Conference on Sociology and Social Work in Prague, Czechoslovakia, September 7 and 8.
A number of psychosocial interventions for persons with Alzheimer’s disease (PWAD) have demonstrated success in improving quality of life for both PWAD and their caregivers in home and community-based settings, which is where more than 70 percent of this population reside.
Some 1,332 Owls took flight this morning as the College of Public Health celebrated its 2017 graduation ceremony as thousands of family, friends, and supporters filled the Liacouras Center.
Fabienne Darling-Wolf, an associate professor of journalism and the director of the Media and Communication Doctoral Program in the Klein College of Communication, wraps up our three-part series on adolescent suicide inspired by the research of Assistant Professor Carolina Hausmann-Stabile of CPH's School of Social Work.
As Philadelphia’s recently appointed Health Commissioner, Thomas Farley (MD, MPH) sets policy for the Department of Public Health, working with other human-services agencies to promote and protect the health of all Philadelphians.
Retired Petty Officer 3rd Class Ray Gerald Abarintos (MSW ’17) left the Navy in June 2013 after serving as a corpsman for five years. As part of a Marine Corps infantry battalion, he served as a medic to teams of 15 marines in North Carolina, Hawaii, and Afghanistan. He completes his master’s degree with a focus on clinical practice this May.
Lisa Zoll is an instructor in the School of Social Work at Temple’s Harrisburg campus. Her teaching interests include Loss & Grief, Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders, Social Justice, and Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Paige Gentry (MEd, Counseling Psychology, 2017) also contributed to this article.