The intensive care unit: social work intervention with the families of critically ill patients.

@article{Williams1977TheIC,
  title={The intensive care unit: social work intervention with the families of critically ill patients.},
  author={Charmaine C Williams and Daniel G. Rice},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  year={1977},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={391-8}
}
Hospital intensive care units can be a significant practice area for social workers. Nowhere are families in more obvious crises than when faced with the life-threatening illness of a significant other who may be unresponsive and dependent on a frightening array of highly technical equipment. Using the crisis model for their intervention, social workers can significantly lessen the trauma experienced by these families. Additionally, they can develop other supportive hospital resources such as… CONTINUE READING

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