Basically social service program in hospital are called medical social service. There is a special area of social work i.e. medical social work. Let’s come now, what is medical Social work? According to Ferguson, medical social work was done to help in improving the health, prevention, and treatment of the disease, practice of the principles of ethics and strategy of social work.
So hospital social services is the professional knowledge of social work, an expertise based service that enforces the treatment provided by the hospital for the patient; various psycho-related diseases – help in dealing with social and economic problems, to cure diseases and help the patient rehabilitate the patient after leaving the hospital at the level of treatment. A professional engaged in social services in the hospital is called a medical social worker.
The aim of social work in the hospital:
The first and foremost goal of medical social work is to, All the aspects of the patient’s society, family, social, economic, personal, and all aspects of the treatment, assistance in providing appropriate medical treatment including the hospital, doctors, nurses, and related patients.
The main objectives of the NHRACB are:
- Collecting personal information about the social, economic, family and all other aspects of the disease and informing the same to the physicians.
- Attaining maximum importance to the mental aspect of the patient and seeking the recovery of the patient’s.
- Helping the unconscious, illiterate, and poor patients in hospital admissions.
- Support for establishing good relations between patients, doctors, nurses, and other people. Assistance in conformance with the hospital environment.
- Providing various types of assistance to poor patients like medicines, blood, artificial body-parts, glasses, etc.
- Helping in taking food and taking medicines regularly.
- Prepare to deal with psychiatric operations through the motivation of panic patients; Provide mental comfort and courage.
- To help protect family relationships with the patient for long-term treatment; Provide information to relatives and to report if a patient is in need.
- Providing medical treatment to prevent recurrence of the disease and financially rehabilitate the patient in helping to make a better living.
- Conducting health education programs.