2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Social Work - Master of Social Work (MSW)

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Individual patients or the family of a person with a chronic illness face a unique set of challenges related to the medical arena. In this elective cluster, students extend their knowledge of the role of medical social workers, the needs of clients and families, the issues faced by vulnerable populations, and how to work as part of a care team in a hospital, nursing home, or hospice facility. Students gain knowledge in supporting individual clients, families, and communities using resources and services for those dealing with acute or chronic illness, terminal illness, disability, or the challenges of aging.