Social work in a hospital emergency department

Cleak, Helen (1988) Social work in a hospital emergency department. Australian Social Work, 41(4), pp. 23-28.

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This paper describes how a Hospital Social Work Department's Emergency Team has attempted to provide a crisis and out-of-hours service to its Emergency Department. Through a staffing commitment to extensive evening and weekend cover, the Emergency Team's social worker is able to provide an immediate intervention and assessment service to problems. This has resulted in early detection and treatment of the non-medical aspects of a patient's problem and appropriate referral to other agencies for longer-term follow-up.

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ID Code: 95519
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Social work, Hospitals, Counselling
DOI: 10.1080/03124078808550004
ISSN: 0312-407X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 12 May 2016 23:36
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 23:36

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