What do social workers do?

Philip Lisagor, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Social workers within hospitals, health clinics, adult senior centers and other social services agencies can be very helpful in assessing and securing appropriate services for you. They provide a variety of services, such as case management that links you with agencies and programs, clinical assessment and counseling with psychosocial issues, help with planning of care and monitoring the implementation of services.

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