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SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS' ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
The Affordable Care Act is creating major political changes, on the state and federal levels, and is redefining American citizens' ability to access health services. Medical and mental health social workers are in high demand within the health care workforce to advocate and assist patients in navigating through a complex health care system. Little research has been conducted in understanding future social work professionals' views and knowledge about the legislation. This exploratory-descriptive study used a convenience sample of 105 Bachelors (BSW) and Masters (MSW) level social work students to explore views on health care policy and reform based on students' personal experiences accessing health care. The study also obtained an understanding of how demographic factors affect students' support for health reform. Implications of this study show the need for greater implementation of health policy education in the social work curriculum and further research on the factors affecting students' knowledge and attitudes of health reform.
Title: SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS' ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
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Name(s): Goddard, Yvichess, Author
Burg, Mary Ann, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Affordable Care Act is creating major political changes, on the state and federal levels, and is redefining American citizens' ability to access health services. Medical and mental health social workers are in high demand within the health care workforce to advocate and assist patients in navigating through a complex health care system. Little research has been conducted in understanding future social work professionals' views and knowledge about the legislation. This exploratory-descriptive study used a convenience sample of 105 Bachelors (BSW) and Masters (MSW) level social work students to explore views on health care policy and reform based on students' personal experiences accessing health care. The study also obtained an understanding of how demographic factors affect students' support for health reform. Implications of this study show the need for greater implementation of health policy education in the social work curriculum and further research on the factors affecting students' knowledge and attitudes of health reform.
Identifier: CFH0004649 (IID), ucf:45306 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-08-01
B.S.W.
Health and Public Affairs, School of Social Work
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
social work
perception
attitude
healthcare reform
students
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004649
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Host Institution: UCF

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