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

Medical Social Work - PhD in Social Work

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The Medical Social Work specialization provides students techniques for supporting individual clients or patients, families, and communities around resources and support services for vulnerable populations such as people with acute or chronic illness, terminal illness, disabilities, and challenges of age. Students in this specialization explore working as a part of treatment and care teams in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice facilities and with caretakers and other treatment facilities. In this specialization, students are exposed to the roles and competencies of medical social workers, the needs of clients and families, particularly the aging population, and resource planning and support for vulnerable populations.