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Research and Publications


Research and Publications

The UCLA Department of Care Coordination and Clinical Social Work values and promotes education, professional development, research and publications to advance clinical social work practice.

Social Work research does not depend solely on research methodology but relies on a combination of practice knowledge and research methods. This partnership results in comprehensive research that is responsive to the needs of patient and families in the ever changing context of healthcare, communities and the systems that social workers serve. These practices also allow for social works to evaluate the effectiveness of social work methods and interventions.

The Department of Care Coordination and Clinical Social Work provides research material and patient education for social worker through the UCLA Library.

In addition to the strong clinic work within UCLA Health, several of our Clinical Social Workers have contributed to research projects and various other publications.  The following are several of these publications:

Colone, M.A. (2010). Observation Service: Getting It Right, Special Report, CMSA Publication.

Colone, M.A. (2010). Introducing Motivational Interviewing in a Care Coordination Department, CASEINPOINT Weekly. CMSA Publication.

Colone, M.A. (2010) Advancing the Care Plan: Using High Intensity Escalation as a Strategic Intervention, CASEINPOINT Weekly. CMSA Publication

Colone, M.A. (2010) Advancing Care, Truth, Escalation: An Interview, CASEINPOINT Weekly. CMSA Publication.

Eloed, Judy: Boles, R. G., Burnett, B. B., Gleditsch, K., Wong, S., Guedalia, A., Kaariainen, A., Eloed, J.,Stern, A. and Brumm, V. (2005), A high predisposition to depression and anxiety in mothers and other matrilineal relatives of children with presumed maternally inherited mitochondrial disorders. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 137B: 20–24.

Gewirz, Shiraz: Interview in the March 2011 Edition of UCLA Healths’ Vital Signs in “Providing Support in Every Way” regarding her work as an LCSW in the Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Unit.

Hayes, Nancy(2003).  Hospital SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) Team Models in Strachan Peterson, MPA, MSW, Marilyn and Durfee, MD, Michael (eds) Child Abuse and Neglect, Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Case Management. Volcano, CA: Volcano Press.

Hersh-Rifkin, Mara(2009). The Psychosocial Aspects of Dialysis Therapy in Kallenback, Judith Z, et al, Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Hersh-Rifkin, Mara(2005). The Psychosocial and Financial Aspects of Kidney Transplantation in Danovich, Gabriel M Handbook of Kidney Transplantation.  St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.  7th Edition.  

Stewart, Peggy: Member of the Editorial Board for Progress In Transplantation - The Journal for Procurement and Clinical Transplant Professionals since 2005. Ms. Stewart also acts as a contributing researcher since 2003 for the National Association of Liver Transplant Social Workers (NALTSW).