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Transformational change and the role of social work
Brenda MacDougald (author)Dave Sangha (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (Degree granting institution)Nancy Jokinen (Committee member)Michael Simpson (Committee member)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
In response to a growing prevalence and impact of chronic disease and with the expected exponential increase in the population of older people, the medical system in British Columbia began a shift from an acute response toward a more proactive and 'planned care' orientation (BC Ministry of Health, n.d.). The Health Authority and the provincial government committed to working together toward changing the face of health care for patients (Northern Health, n.d.). The Health Authority, therefore, has undertaken a system change approach toward the provision of integrated primary health care, where interprofessional teams (IPT) provide holistic care, using a person centered approach... Page 1.