What is social work?
Social work is a profession based on practice and an academic discipline that promotes change and social development, social cohesion, and the strengthening and liberation of people. The principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity are fundamental to social work. Backed by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work involves people and structures to cope with life and increase well-being.
Our Social Workers in Integral Health in the Mountain actively collaborate with the multidisciplinary team and provide the following services to patients and their families:
- Crisis Intervention
- Individual and family short-term counseling
- Conferences with patients
- Case management
- Support groups
- Support in the coordination of services with community agencies
- Appropriate identification and intervention in cases of child abuse / neglect and in situations of family violence
- Patient / family and staff education on the premises
- Assistance with the Non-Resuscitation Order (DNR) process and advance directives
- Support in case of grief
- Interventions with various systems outside the SIM
- Short-term telephone or outpatient follow-up after discharge
|Barranquitas, Bayamón, Comerio, Corozal, Naranjito, Orocovis|
|Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Toa Alta I|
8:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Toa Alta II|
|Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Patients referred to these services are evaluated from the psycho-social, emotional and economic aspects.
According to the patient’s need, guidance, education, short-term intervention, behavior modification intervention, stress management, emotional status management, family relationship management, crisis intervention, motivational intervention, among others are offered.
Patients may be referred to Social Work services by the primary physician and / or any member of the health team, as well as request the service on their own.