COVID-19 Social Work Scope and Intervention in A Tertiary Care Hospital




The novel coronavirus has hit the routine life of the people crossing countries and not spared anyone in existence. In terms of screening and treatment of the infected a multidisciplinary team in full force is working around the world. Social Work, a profession that has an understanding of the psychosocial intricacies of people is also at the frontline. In this article, the author who himself a Medical Social Worker attempts to elicit the scope and possible interventions for the COVID-19 victims


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Chinnayan, S. (2020). COVID-19 Social Work Scope and Intervention in A Tertiary Care Hospital. Advanced Journal of Social Science, 7(1), 92-95.