Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
Contends that poor discharge planning for elderly patients in American hospitals is the result of reduced lengths of stay which do not give medical social workers adequate time to assess patients' needs. A survey methodology was used to assess social service and community resource needs of hospitalized elderly patients and their family members at Riverside Community Hospital in California. Argues that the results of the survey can be used to improve discharge planning and lead to a more client-centered practice in hospitals.
Abo, Yasuyo, "The need for social work intervention for the elderly patients and their family members" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2789.