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Are there any structural barriers for medical social workers in the hospital?

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Sherry Leung
3 February 2021
Are there any structural barriers for medical social workers in the hospital?

Are there any structural barriers for medical social workers in the hospital?

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Shan shan
3 February 2021

I’m glad to help.

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Sherry Leung
3 February 2021

Thank you so much.

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Shan shan
3 February 2021

Yes. Specifically, social workers often face a medical model in which they are left with constrained responsibilities of providing assistance for transportation, arranging post-hospital care, assisting with community referrals, and other case management and discharge planning functions, with little emphasis, time, or space for psychosocial interventions.

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