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dc.contributor.authorBeckerman, Nancy Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-12T18:35:00Z
dc.date.available2018-07-12T18:35:00Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationSource: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 52-05, Section: A, page: 1913.;Advisors: Charles Auerbach.
dc.identifier.urihttps://yulib002.mc.yu.edu/login?url=http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:9130421
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12202/3383
dc.description.abstractThe hospital social worker is confronted with a range of ethical dilemmas stemming from conflicting obligations, cost-containment measures, medical advances and interdisiciplinary team work.;The present study investigated exactly what are the ethical dilemmas facing today's hospital social worker and what are the ways in which social workers attempt to resolve these dilemmas.;An exploratory design was utilized where hospital social workers from three large urban medical centers completed questionnaires which sought to identify the predominant ethical dilemmas and paths of resolution.;The key findings indicate that the major ethical dilemmas facing today's hospital social worker are related to cost-containment as it impacts on discharge planning, and the second area of dilemmas concern the ambiguity of the social work role in medical truth-telling. The majority of social workers rely on themselves for guidance, and attempt to resolve these dilemmas by negotiating first with the physician.;Policy and practice implications are provided with particular focus on those dilemmas in which social workers report feeling unsuccessful in resolution.
dc.publisherProQuest Dissertations & Theses
dc.subjectPublic policy.
dc.titleEthical dilemmas facing hospital social workers: Implications
dc.typeDissertation


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