A Social Work Department Develops and Tests a Screening Mechanism to Identify High Social Risk Situations

Barbara Berkman, Helen Rehr, Gary Rosenberg

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Abstract

This paper described a model for developing and testing a screening mechanism to identify high psychosocial risk patient situations in need of early intervention by social workers. Although the criteria developed need further refinement, it was found that multiple criteria are significantly more predictive of high risk than single factors and that three variables, (1) severity of illness: life threatening, (2) severity of illness: physically dysfunctional; and (3) chronic illness, were good predictors of need for social work services. It is suggested that similar screening mechanisms be developed and utilized in hospitals throughout the country.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Work in Health Care
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages523-537
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317823971
ISBN (Print)9780866569071
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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