Tag Archives: oncology

Meeting focuses on social work health care

By Paul R. Pace, News staff As health care in America explores new territory with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, social workers need to stake a claim to their roles as part of the health care team. That sentiment was consistent among social work leaders from various health care settings who recently participated in a meeting called “Strategies ... Read More »

The Affordable Care Act from an oncology social work perspective: What’s in it for Patients and families?

by Sarah Conning, LCSW, OSW-C; Association of Oncology Social Workers After tumultuous public debate, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010. Nearly two years later, the law is still in the throes of political controversy and legal challenges. In the face of such monumental changes, complicated timelines, legal uncertainties, and small print, what is ... Read More »

Nominate an Oncology Social Worker as an Unsung Hero

Compassionate caregivers around the country are doing extraordinary work on the front lines of the fight against cancer. These doctors, nurses, social workers, and others offer comfort, courage, and inspiration to people facing cancer and their families. The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award recognizes the unsung heroes of cancer care and brings to light the critical role that outstanding ... Read More »

Grey’s Anatomy – Negative Mention of Social Work Education

Below is a letter that NASW sent to the Executive Producer at Grey’s Anatomy when an incorrect statement was made about social work training and education: December 12, 2007 Ms. Shonda Rhimes Executive Producer – Grey’s Anatomy 4151 Prospect Avenue Los Angeles CA 90027 Dear Ms. Rhimes: Every day, millions of people all over the country look to television dramas ... Read More »