Medical Social Work

Medical Social Work Services include
  • Explaining health-care resources and policies to patients, family and professional staff.
  • Assisting with the planning for post-hospital patient needs by arranging services at another facility or in the home. Explaining to patients the environmental risk factors associated with their disease.
  • Helping patients and families receive needed follow-up care by referral to health care resources.
  • Understanding the social, cultural, and religious variables that contribute to a patient's response to illness and his/her use of health care resources.
  • Providing advocacy through appropriate organizations.
  • Providing both spiritual and professional counseling referrals.
  • Medical social workers may help patients with advance directives and other long-term care issues. They assure the patient's medically related emotional and social needs are met and maintained throughout his/her medical treatment.
Speak To Us About Nursing services