More About the Social Work Department
Social Work Month is a time to recognize the commitment social workers make to serving others. Social workers aim to respect the dignity and worth of the person with a dedication to social justice. Social workers advocate for the health, safety, and emotional well-being of patients and surrounding communities. As stated in the National Association Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, “social workers challenge social injustice.”
Dialysis social workers are very important members of each patient’s health care team. They personally assist patients and their families in dealing with presenting concerns and problem-solving due to renal failure.
Most recently, the social work department at Centers for Dialysis Care stepped up to the challenge as the organization addressed the dual pandemics of coronavirus and systemic and structural racism.
Centers for Dialysis Care’s social work department assisted patients to overcome these recent crises by finding resources and de-escalating anxieties, depression, and fear. They helped patients lessen vulnerability by aiding them in transportation, housing, food, and medication resources, as well as alleviating the burden the patient would find themselves in if uninsured. Our social workers also provided COVID-19 education and assisted in registering patients for the vaccination.
Centers for Dialysis Care joins Janine Rosenthal, director of social services, as she applauds the social work team for their commitment, dedication, and advocacy for our patients.
Read more about the services our social workers provide here.