Patricia A. Taylor is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Windsor. For the past twenty-four years she has taught courses in both the historical development and intervention of social work in health care. In addition, Professor Taylor has been the Director of Social Work in two general hospital settings and was responsible for the initiation of social work departments in four hospital settings. Professor Taylor has been an active member of the executive of the Ontario Hospital Association of Social Work Section and frequently acts as a consultant in the health care area. She has published articles and delivered papers in Canada, the Unites States and Great Britain on various aspects of health care. Most recently, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service America and is a member of the editorial review board committee of the Journal of Social Casework.