Social workers help patients and their families deal with the psychological, emotional and social issues related to injury, hospitalization, and discharge planning. They provide information about available hospital and community resources. They supply educational materials on issues such as Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance Laws, traumatic brain injury and recovery, spinal cord injury and recovery, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), conservatorship and guardianship. They can assist with referrals to community agencies for assistance with medical coverage, substance abuse counseling, transportation, and disability assistance. Social workers can also provide counsel about a number of issues such as grief, abuse, assault, and psychological problems.
Social work provides information on a variety of subjects to patients and families. The following are some examples of information and forms we make available:
We also use the World Wide Web to provide information. Visit the website maintained by one of the Trauma Burn Center Social Workers. The following are frequently used sites:
The Michigan Family Independence Agency (FIA)
The Social Security Administration