What Is Medical Social Work?

Brown is the New Pink

If you read the post Another Whirlwind Weekend, you know that I was in Wilkesboro recently with Derek’s family. My sisters-in-law are both in high school, and they’re starting to think about what they want to do in the future. Fortunately, they’re both smart, compassionate young women who will have many different options and opportunities. Over the weekend they both asked me about my work, and I realized that I’ve never given a more in-depth explanation of medical social work on Brown is the New Pink. So here goes nothing!


What is medical social work?

Medical social work is a sub-discipline of social work that focuses on psychosocial factors and how they affect individuals’ health.

Where do medical social workers work? 

Many medical social workers work in hospitals, but some also work in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health or hospice agencies.

Are there subspecialties of medical…

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