Medical Social Work in India

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Kajamalai Campus, Tiruchirappalli-620023.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Kajamalai Campus, Tiruchirappalli-620023.


Social work, as an expert domain of social sciences, offers with the systematic remedy and solution of psycho-social issues of people, businesses and network. Social work has its roots in society to cope with social troubles. As a result, it's miles inclined to attain major objectives; the formation of such a surroundings which assists in creating an extra satiating device of residing and the advent of welfare structures which help the people and community to live more creatively and effectively.Social work thrives within health care settings globally and is a substantial field of practice especially in India. The Medical Social Worker is a psychological well- being proficient who helps families and people in a medicinal services setting. They could work in a network center, nursing home, clinic or hospice setting helping customers in managing the enthusiastic strains of the medicinal services process. The errand of the Clinical Social Worker is to assist individuals with managing the passionate disturbance that can happen from the mind boggling procedure of present day human services. Regardless of whether this is helping the customer access network and government assets, encouraging care groups for groups of the withering or direct individual advising, the clinical Social Worker assumes an assortment of jobs in the human services process.This paper examines the Medical Social Workers roles, duties and responsibilities working in India. It also highlight fields of practice, services and activities performed by Medical social worker.This will expand the ability of a clinical social specialist for serving the patient in an effective manner.