Hospital social work: contemporary roles and professional activities.

  title={Hospital social work: contemporary roles and professional activities.},
  author={Rebecca G Judd and Sherry Sheffield},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  volume={49 9},
Since its inception in the 1900s, hospital social work has been impacted by the ever changing hospital environment. The institution of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), the era of reengineering, and the constant struggle toward health care reform make it necessary to evaluate and substantiate the value and efficacy of social workers in hospital settings. This study identifies current roles and activities carried out by social workers in acute hospital settings from across the nation in the… CONTINUE READING
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