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How can a social worker provide emotional support for family members?

Deb Cordes
Deb Cordes on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist

Yes, the role of the social worker may vary from hospital to hospital. But one of the most important roles that the social worker can play is to provide emotional support to family members. The social worker may work hand in hand with pastoral care to ensure that family members are supported while their loved ones are in the hospital.

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