Discharge Planning And Social Work Practice
Discharge planners; Discharge planning; Discharge planning roles and tasks; Generalist practice; Health care social work; Medical social work; Tasks for discharge planning
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. © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Social Work in Health Care
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Holliman, Diane C.; Dziegielewski, Sophia F.; and Datta, Priyadarshi, "Discharge Planning And Social Work Practice" (2001). Scopus Export 2000s. 525.