A social worker’s role in the hospital setting is to support patients and their families through their healthcare journey.
Social workers work with diverse populations and help address the impact of illness and treatment for patients. The goal is to restore, maintain and enhance social and emotional functioning by focusing on strengths, linking people to necessary resources and providing supportive counselling for their individual and unique situations. This, in turn, will promote quality of life for the patient when they are ready to be discharged back into the community.
What can a social worker help with?
Emergency resources and community referrals
Mediators for complex family dynamics
Mental health issues
Addictions and substance abuse
Power of Attorney and assisting finding next of kin
Consultation for ethical dilemmas
Diabetes support - Children
Accessing drug coverage
Travellers with/without insurance
Sexual Abuse/Domestic Violence
Children’s Mental Health
Inpatient Adult Mental Health