We started this page to provide much deserved kindness, appreciation, and support to the incredible team of talented, compassionate, and hardworking Oncology Social Workers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SSCA). Help us boost their morale by showing GRATITUDE for the work they do for patients and families every day, before, during, and after the COVID-19 crisis. Social workers not only support the patients and their families that receive care, they are also serve the critical function of caring for and supporting front line healthcare providers. DONATE TO SCCA | https://www.seattlecca.org/donate-and-volunteer/make-a-donation MORE ABOUT THE SOCIAL WORKERS AT SCCA They are an experienced, compassionate, and dedicated team that works tirelessly to help clients navigate the following types of experiences that are so critical to quality care and improving cancer treatment outcomes. More about this amazing team and their work can be found at this link and below | https://www.seattlecca.org/emotional-and-spiritual-support/medical-support-services/social-workers PRE-ARRIVAL CONSULTATIONS | Providing patient support prior to appointments, including overviews of the services and resources available to you and your family at SCCA. This also includes support for social and emotional issues pertaining to illness and treatment, such as suggestions on finding housing, doing fundraising, and tapping into available resources. EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUPS | Social workers help educate patients and families about the psychosocial issues that surround medical care. As members of your health care team, social workers participate in patient care planning, family conferences, and patient and family education programs. ADVOCACY & REFERRALS | Social workers help patients and families access services within SCCA, as well as within the community. They act as advocates and facilitators for patients, and work with medical teams as needed. Social workers assist patients and families with communication, including developing problem-solving strategies that will help patients and families navigate the medical system more effectively. COUNSELING | Social worker provide support in coping with grief and loss, role changes, family dynamics, the challenges of living with a serious, chronic illness, and related emotional issues. Crisis intervention is available for patients and families experiencing acute distress related to changes in their medical condition, death and dying, or other stressful life events. Social workers also are available for follow-up grief counseling for families who have lost a loved one, and for end-of-life and funeral planning.
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