What is the difference between Nurse Case Management and Social Work?
• Social work focuses on the psychological and social needs of patients such as psychiatric facility placements, domestic violence issues, hospice placements and drug and alcohol problems. • RN Case managers focus on the medical needs of patients such as nursing facility and rehabilitaion facility placements, medicine authorizations and arrangements for durable medical equipment. Social Work Department Mission Statement To provide compassionate and efficient services to all persons seeking treatment at UMC by: • Empowering our patient’s to their highest level of social, mental and physical well-being. • Encouraging our patients to do as much for themselves that they are able. • Focusing on prevention, treatment and education. • To use our specialized knowledge of the interactions between personal, biological and psychological elements with the socioeconomic forces of the environment. • To be innovative and creative in our solutions to problems. • To be dedicated to respecting and valui