Patient & Family

  • Crisis intervention
  • Short-term counseling to improve patient and family coping
  • Critical health care decision support
  • Counseling to improve medical adherence
  • Preventive education and counseling

Assistance Across the Continuum of Care

  • Psycho-social risk assessment and management
  • Case management of complex patients
  • Community resource linkage
  • Community outreach and advocacy

 

Social Work’s Value-Added Contributions

  • Adds the ‘heart’ of healing to the safe discharge for high risk patients and their families
  • physical dimension of care
  • Continuity of psychosocial care for at-risk patients
  • Increased satisfaction of medical providers
  • Liability risk management in patient discharge