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- Service Objectives

 

 


Medical social workers (MSWs) are stationed in public hospitals and some specialist out-patient clinics to provide timely psycho-social intervention to patients and their families and help them cope with or solve problems arising from illness, trauma or disability.  As a member of the clinical team, MSWs play an important role in linking up the medical and social services to facilitate patients' recovery and rehabilitation in the community.

 

   Service Objectives

     

To assist patients and their families with emotional or daily living problems arising from illness, trauma or disabilities;

To enable patients to make the best use of the medical/rehabilitation services in medical institutions and the community;

To contribute to the total rehabilitation (physical, medical and social) of patients, and their reintegration into society; and

To strive for the promotion of health awareness for patients, their families and the community.