"Hospital Social Work: The Interface of Medicine and Caring" introduces the reader to the world of medicine and social work, as seen through the eyes of actual social workers. This book covers the varying facets of diverse illness situations, and presents the position of the social worker in relation to the illness. Over 100 social workers in dozens of hospitals were interviewed to give their personal reflections on how they see their role and function, what they describe as the struggles and rewards of their work, and how they serve the hospital, the patient, and the caregiver.
About Medical Social Work. General Medical Social Work. The Renal Social Worker. The Cardiac Care Social Worker. The Hospice Social Worker. Organ Transplant Social Work. Pediatric Oncology Social Work. Oncology Social Work with Adults. The HIV/AIDS Social Worker. Social Work in the Rehabilitation Unit. The Social Worker in the Burn Unit. Social Work in the Emergency Room. Rural Hospital Social Work. Social Work on the Psychiatric Unit. Social Work in the Pediatric Unit. The Interface of Medicine and Social Work.