What we do
What does this specialism entail?
When you are ill, you may also encounter other problems, such as problems with work or financial problems. Moreover, you will need to come to terms with your disease and treatment. Our medical social welfare service helps you to deal with problems related to your illness.
You can make an appointment to receive assistance from our medical social welfare workers. After registering, one of our medical social welfare workers will arrange an intake interview with you and, if you so wish, your family or close friends. If it turns out that the problems are not related to your illness, we can refer you to external assistance if necessary. Your treating practitioner may also ask the medical social worker to conduct a psychosocial assessment.
What do we aim to achieve?
Our objective is to provide mental and social support and thus improve your quality of life.
Conditions that we treat and/or diagnose
Examples of problems our medical social workers can support you with include:
- Coming to terms with your disease and treatment.
- Family and relationship problems.
- Talking about the medical condition.
- Communicating with children under the age of 18 about their parent’s disease and treatment.
- Problems adjusting to a new social situation.
- Coping with loss/bereavement.
- Questions about work/reintegration.
- Questions about social support and other facilities.
- Financial problems.