Single contacts with hospital social workers: the clients' experiences.

  title={Single contacts with hospital social workers: the clients' experiences.},
  author={Jill Gibbons and Debbie Plath},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  volume={48 8},
Decreasing lengths of stay in acute hospitals result in social workers often being unable to engage in planned interventions with clients over a number of sessions. Single session work is a reality for much social work practice. This article reports on a qualitative study of clients' experiences of a single contact with a social worker in a hospital setting. Building on prior research on hospital social workers' experiences of single session work, the study found that rapport building, empathy… CONTINUE READING

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