News Items – August 9, 2012
Take health care away from insurance managers and give it back to doctors
Having been a licensed clinical hospital social worker for over thirty years, I wish I had a nickel for every disgruntled patient or family member with an HMO once their loved one enters the hospital and learns the reality of their HMO benefits.
This is What Unity Looks Like: AB 1964
According to Yamada, who trained as a social worker, “it was with this prism of racism and poverty that I found my calling to stand up for social justice.” Yamada saw parallels between the experiences of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor and the experiences of Arabs, Muslims, Sikhs, and South Asians after 9/11.
CNN Profiles CancerCare Oncology Social Worker
CancerCare oncology social worker Richard “Rick” Dickens, LCSW-R, shares his story of coping with cancer in a new segment airing on CNN’s “Human Factor.” The program, which profiles extraordinary individuals who have overcome challenging odds, is narrated by CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Website Launch for SocialPeer – Social Networking for Social Workers
SocialPeer wanted to create an open, honest and friendly online community where those involved in the field of social work could take advantage of today’s rapidly developing technologies to reach out to one another. Their core philosophy is to Congregate, Communicate and Advocate.
Social workers are underpaid, under-resourced and carry too heavy a case load
I am penning this letter with the hope of highlighting the plight of social workers, especially those who work within the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security. A social worker is a change agent, a helper who is specifically employed for the purpose of creating planned change in the lives of individuals, etc.