Pediatric Oncology Social Worker
Pediatric Oncology Social Workers are trained, licensed professionals who provide a range of psychosocial services to enhance the quality of care for children, teens and their families, both within the hospital and in the community.
By assessing patient and family concerns, social work professionals can help families develop options and plans to meet their child's health, developmental and emotional needs.
Social workers are also trained to help people living with cancer cope with financial concerns and provide links to community resources.
At your request, or the request of other hospital staff, an experienced social worker can meet with you to:
- Discuss your family's needs and concerns
- Assist you in securing available community resources and/or financial assistanc
- Provide individual, family and group counseling
For more information, you can review the website for the Association of Oncology Social Work at http://www.aosw.org/