2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

SOCW 674 Social Work in Health Care

Explores the central contribution of social work in comprehensive health care delivery, both traditional and alternative. Students learn career options and professional roles of social workers on inter-professional teams and the psychological effects of wellness, illness, disability, and death. Significant emphasis is placed on health care policy, regulatory issues in health care, social determinants of health, health disparities, social work ethics, and the primary social work role as advocate for marginalized people. Open only to SOCW students or by permission of the advisor or department chairperson.