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medical social work

A branch of social work provided by social workers with an advanced degree, in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or hospice, to patients and their families in need of psychosocial assistance.

Medical social work interventions
Linking patients and families to resources and support in the community; co-ordinating psychotherapy, psychosocial assistance or grief counselling; helping patients expand their social support.
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Soon, medical social worker Elizabeth (Ariel Hart) arrives.
Implementation: The CCP employs dyads of regionally-based Registered Nurse (RN) and Medical Social Worker teams working directly with beneficiaries, the primary care provider (PCP) and specialty care provider(s), AHS partners and community based organizations to devise the plan of care based on assessment of medical and psychosocial needs and gaps and/or barriers in implementation and achievement of the clinical treatment plan.
Medical social worker Seanna Sifflet will explore the connections between the health of the mind, body and spirit, and will describe how she uses her patients' natural healing processes to increase their quality of life.
After his heart attack, his daughter arranges for a medical social worker to come to his home to discuss his wishes.
During her career, she served as Medical Social Worker, UCLA Medical Center; Director of Social Work Training, Kennedy Kreiger Institute, Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital; and Chair of the Department of Social Work, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina.
By way of description, the head and neck cancer outpatient clinic is staffed by five surgical oncologists, one medical oncologist, four nurse practitioners, one physician's assistant, six nurses, one nurses aide, two secretaries, one nurse manager, and one medical social worker. The social worker is responsible for both the inpatient and the out-patient clinic population and functions as a consultant to members of the patient's multidisciplinary health care team.
Speakers will be geriatric nurse practitioner Jenna Hahn and medical social worker Eric Lantz.
But I became a good medical social worker, so I'm still serving people," the Worcester native said in a recent interview.
People newly diagnosed as HIV-positive in Stockholm are immediately referred to multidisciplinary teams at special HIV clinics and assigned a doctor, a nurse, and a medical social worker.
Howard-Flanders learned about the program before Riva was born and worked with a medical social worker to get a spot at Willamette Family.
Nowell King, LCSW, is a medical social worker at PeaceHealth.
These VA employees carried the designation of psychiatric or medical social worker and assisted veterans in receiving treatment and restorative services necessary to support their return to community living.
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