What is Medical Social Work?
Medical Social Work provides interventions to support patients and their families during recovery from and/or adjustment to illnesses and life crises. The focus is on improving the mental and physical well-being of patients and their families.
What do Medical Social Workers do?
The core functions of Medical Social Workers include:
- psychosocial assessment
- family education and mediation
- counselling for individuals, couples and families
- risk assessment
- financial assessment and fund management
- discharge planning
- information and referral services
Is Medical Social Work for me?
Medical Social Workers care about people and the social conditions in which they live in. If you enjoy working with people to manage their problems more effectively and improve their social conditions, medical social work is the profession for you.