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Introduction Current and emerging advances in the science of genetics provide significant promise for enhanced health and well-being and an opportunity for social workers to make a major contribution. As rapid discoveries in genetics (the study of single genes and their effects) and genomics (the study of the functions and interaction of all the genes in(More)
The proportion of deaths attributed to suicide was examined among 506 deceased individuals with diagnosed or suspected Huntington's Disease from New England USA. Comparison of this proportion with that of the general population indicated that the odds of a death being due to suicide in the Huntington's disease group is 8.2 times that of the Massachusetts(More)
Fifty-five individuals at 50% risk of inheriting Huntington disease (HD) were given in-depth structured interviews to survey attitudes toward use of a predictive test and to assess the possible impact of such a test on the number of gene carriers born. Three-quarters of the sample said they would take predictive test. Given a positive predictive or prenatal(More)
Puerto Rico, and U.S. social workers practicing abroad. The mission of NASW is to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. The mission of ASWB is to assist social work regulatory bodies in carrying out their legislated mandates and to encourage(More)
The Association also thanks the members of the NASW Workforce Study Expert Panel for their thoughtful assistance in designing the survey instrument and reviewing the analysis. The funding support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is also gratefully acknowledged. Findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the authors alone and do not(More)
" The major challenge of social work is that social workers have too many things on their plates. They cannot possibly do everything they need to do and do it well. Burnout is a main reason people are leaving the profession. We are short-handed as it is… " —Survey Participant The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of(More)
The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ-3) and its earlier versions are measures designed to assess societal and interpersonal aspects of appearance ideals. Correlational, structural equation modeling, and prospective studies of the SATAQ-3 have shown consistent and significant associations with measures of body image(More)