medical social work(redirected from medical social worker)
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medical social workA 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.