Qualitative analysis of a BSW field placement with a hospital-owned physician practice in a skilled nursing facility
Journal/Book: Health Soc Work. 2000; 25: 750 First St NE, Ste 700, Washington, DC 20002-4241, USA. Natl Assoc Social Workers. 210-218.
Abstract: Health services and medical social work are being reshaped in the wake of managed care and the movement toward community-based delivery systems. In this article, a bachelor's of social work student is assigned to a Fem placement to work with a hospital-owned physician practice in a skilled nursing facility. Structured interviews are conducted with the field placement student, the physician, a resident (client), the field placement instructor two social work designees, and the facility administrator to ascertain the student's practice activities. Findings indicate a wide range of duties at both micro- and macro practice levels. Value issues and potential considerations for practitioners entertaining professional associations with physicians are examined.
Note: Article Long DD, Xavier Univ, Dept Social Work, 3800 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati,OH 45207 USA
Keyword(s): collaboration; field placement; health care; physician; practice; CARE; STUDENTS