Medical Social Work


Medical Social Work

Examples of medical social work services I render, include:

  • Patients who had surgery and there are concerns about how they will handle out-of-hospital treatment and after-care;
  • Bereavement and grief counselling to patients and families;
  • Explanation of the patient’s condition / diagnoses to the family, school or employer;
  • Concerns when patients are regularly admitted for the same conditions;
  • Concerns about coping abilities of new parents after giving birth;
  • Psychological aspects: suicide attempts / self-harming behavior;
  • Other social-emotional issues like physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, neglect, divorce, marital conflict, behavioral problems and statutory cases.