SOW 6605: Social Work in Health Care Settings
Course Description for Social Work in Health Care Settings
Social Work in Health Care Settings
Description: The primary focus of this course is the development of knowledge and understanding of social work practice methods in health care settings. The course is presented in three segments: 1) conducting biopsychosocial-spiritual assessments; 2) engaging in comprehensive and coordinated patient and family centered care strategies via the medical home model; and 3) understanding the implications for social work as a result of changes in federal health care policies. Throughout the course, students will discuss ethical issues, management of interdisciplinary challenges, diversity issues, and issues related to specific health conditions and disabilities.