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Oncology

Oncology - Departments & Programs, UW Medical Foundation, Patient Resources, Social Work Services Quick Guide, Social Work Manual, Professional Issues, Responsibilities by Assignment

Focus

Oncology Social Work
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center
Reasons to make a referral to the Oncology Social Worker

Psychosocial assessment of patient/family who seem to require social work intervention (emotional/practical needs) because they appear to be at “high risk”:

Information/referral to community resources

Discharge planning (for in-patients and for ambulatory clinic patients) IF:

Organize Patient/Family meetings with interdisciplinary team

Facilitate appropriate and effective communication between Patient/family/team

Counseling/Psycho-education (individual/family/group)

Patient/family advocacy

Legal issues

DNR discussion/DNR bracelet needed

Consultation on bio-medical ethical issues

Continuity of care provided through integration of psychosocial support between in-patient and ambulatory care settings

Support and education of interdisciplinary team members