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Internship Program

Health Care

Social workers serve as a liaison between medical personnel, patients and their families. They work with patients at all levels of treatment including initial assessment of needs, tending to the physical and emotional necessities of the patient during treatment, discharge planning and post-hospitalization support. Hospitals, clinics, hospices, health maintenance organizations, group homes, and nursing homes are just some of the groups related to health care that may employ a social worker. The social workers assist medical and emotional treatment by providing grief counseling, education, performing research, and coordinating services.

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