Indian Journal of Health Social Work
MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK: AN IMPORTANT HOSPITAL FUNCTION
Senior Medical Social Service Officer, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Correspondence: Mukesh Kumar , e-mail: email@example.com
The evolvement of scientific medicine, with specialties as a notable feature, has greatly enhanced the available knowledge and scientific and technical skills. As a result, the clinical treatment has not only become more efficient, but also complicated and costly affair. Extreme economic and social changes have had a firm impact on requirement, demand and one’s capability to pay for all the services modern medicine has to offer. The magnitude and seriousness of the problem of richness, from the social and economic viewpoints, have led to the realization that adjustments are necessary in the interest of all patients and such re-adjustments are beyond the power of the individual to achieve. Consequently, social philosophy has changed. Nowadays, the health of the people is viewed as public concern; sickness is not only a personal calamity; health care is an essential human right; and everyone shall enjoy equal opportunities for health care. Besides, emotional components of health and illness are also to be handled appropriately. Professional social workers are trained to manage psychosocial issues associated with ailments and health.
Keywords: Hospital, Social Work, Medical Social Work.