Social Work Podcast

Pediatric Oncology is the topic. A sampling from the transcript:

Social workers working with kids with cancer and their families need to understand that what the children and the families seem to need the most is that one thing, they need someone to talk with about their feelings, about their fears, about the experience. They need someone to communicate and help them figure out what’s going on for them. And so sometimes that is talking, sometimes those are different interventions like play interventions, but basically they need support around this very difficult process, and how am I going to get through this and manage and, kind of, feel well, as well as I can feel throughout the process. They also need advocates that help them with things like making sure that they understand what’s happening.

"Will we be tested on this?" Not really.  "Should I listen anyway?" Why not?

January 26, 2010
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