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Hospital Social Work

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Alexis Gillfillan

on 20 November 2013

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Transcript of Hospital Social Work

Hospital Social Work
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
what is it?
sub-discipline of social work (medical social work)

Health social workers (HSWs) bring a holistic perspective to health care practice, by incorporating a full range of psychological and emotional factor and by focusing on the social aspects of illness.
Diversity Issues
stereotypes and generalization

cultural practices

personal limitations

accept people of all races and ethnicity's

views of resources, treatment, end of life planning
Activity Planning
scuba certification classes and scuba driving

Make a Wish organization

Healing beads

Bear Necessities Pediatrics Cancer foundation
BY: Alexis, Kristina and Diana
Skills Needed


Rewards and Challenges
Successful patients discharging
Having a positive impact on individuals and their family
Providing comfort
financial issues
severe cases
knowing medical terminology
different temperaments
death of a patient
finding resources
Policy Issues
The Infection Prevention Plan
Transmission- based isolation precautions
Blood utilization review
Care management and utilization plan
Occupational health services
Injury prevention program
Clinical ethics
Behavior management
Social Justice issues



Lack of insurance

Education: BSW required
MSW preferred
strong assessment
problem-solving abilities
possessing knowledge to positively affect systems
properly use community resources.
Leadership and decision making
We feel this topic is important because of the issues that are being dealt with, the knowledge for career choices, and how we can advocate for hospital social workers
Common Populations
cancer patients
pregnant women
abuse/ rape/ STDs
eating disorders
behavior disorders
The median annual wage of social workers was $42,480 in May 2010.
Employment expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020
faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be due to an increase in demand for healthcare and social services

but will vary by specialty.
one on one counseling

treatment/ support groups

Effective discipline strategies

Family counseling

Facilitates referrals of children and families to appropriate community resources
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