medical social worker

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Noun1.medical social worker - an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patientsmedical social worker - an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients
caseworker, social worker, welfare worker - someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)
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medical social worker - a master's degree in social work, plus one year of social work experience in a health care setting (Federal Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled, 1994a)
Prior to joining VITAS, Fiorelli was a medical social worker for San Diego Dialysis Services, where she coordinated kidney transplant services and provided counseling to Spanish-speaking dialysis patients.
Despite the potential benefits of UR as a practice tool, medical social workers do not all agree that they should perform UR tasks.
Medical social workers need to defend the profession within the existing health care system.
Implementation: The CCP employs dyads of regionally-based Registered Nurse (RN) and Medical Social Worker teams working directly with beneficiaries, the primary care provider (PCP) and specialty care provider(s), AHS partners and community based organizations to devise the plan of care based on assessment of medical and psychosocial needs and gaps and/or barriers in implementation and achievement of the clinical treatment plan.
A medical social worker is also on staff to help connect veterans to social services and local organizations that they may benefit from.
Written by medical social worker Nancy Pearce, Inside Alzheimer's: How to Hear and Honor Connections With A Person Who Has Dementia is an uplifting guide for anyone whose friends or loved ones suffer from various stages of dementia.
Yolanda had been a medical social worker for a county clinic.
Manoguerra is a second career student after some 14 years as a medical social worker.
I later moved to the medical social workers office and worked with Mary Cope (group medical social worker), Brenda Barrow, Linda Platten, Ruth Brindley and Val Chapman.
In Riding The Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide To Educate And Inspire, Iris Waichler draws upon her years of experience as a medical social worker to address the difficult emotional and physical health issues surrounding issue of infertility.
There is no reason for a baby to die,'' said Michael Magnusen, a medical social worker at Newhall Memorial.

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