Patient counseling is an important part of the Medical Social Worker's role. Medical Social Workers lead support group discussions, provide individual counseling, help patients determine appropriate health care and other health services, and provide support to patients with serious or chronic illnesses.
The Medial Social Worker will:
Assist the client and family with counseling;
Assist with long range planning including financial assistance and community resource planning and acquisition; and
Assist with conflict resolution associated with client care and illness.