There are many situations that Social Workers can assist with. Below are a number of them:

  • Patient/family adjustment to life changes 
  • Current/past sexual assault & abuse 
  • Family violence 
  • Child protection 
  • Grief counselling 
  • Caregiver stress 
  • Social isolation 
  • Stress management 
  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Family conflict 
  • Individual, couple & family counselling 
  • Parenting difficulties 
  • Issues with sexuality 
  • Mental health concerns 
  • Addictions
  • Assisting patient/family to understand and adjust to changes as they move through the health care system 
  • Patient & family advocacy 
  • Patient & family rights and responsibilities

Social Workers have information and often help patients and families in finding:

  • Funding for medication & special needs 
  • Information on disability pensions 
  • Advanced care planning 
  • Power of attorney & capacity information 
  • Financial assistance 
  • Transportation 
  • Connection to appropriate community services
 
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