Discharge planning and social work practice
Abbreviated Journal Title
Soc. Work Health Care
discharge planning; medical social work; generalist practice; health; care social work; discharge planners; tasks for discharge planning; discharge planning roles and tasks; HEALTH-CARE; FUTURE; Social Work
Current health care practice discharge planning has emerged as a major professional function in hospital settings. To examine the tasks involved in discharge planning and how frequently they are being performed, 124 Alabama hospitals were contacted with a 72% response rate. Of the 178 surveys returned by discharge planners the core tasks were identified and ranked in terms of performance frequency. The results revealed that the tasks performed typically resembled that of generalist social workers. When specialization occurred, it was related to the populations served and not the specialized tasks or methods utilized. From this data recommendations are made for linking advanced generalist social work practice to discharge planning activities.
Social Work in Health Care
"Discharge planning and social work practice" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 8032.