Hospital social work:
In conversation with Shelley Craig and Barbara Muskat
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Brokers, bouncers and glue are some of the self-described social work roles that Shelley Craig and Barbara Muskat identified in their research. Healthcare is changing rapidly and social workers are vital to this system. But what do social workers actually do in hospital settings?
Shelly Craig’s practice-based research focuses on the social determinants of health and mental health and the impact of the health care system on vulnerable populations. She is particularly quizzical about the roles and interventions used by health social workers to impact on the social determinants of health and has written several papers on the topic. She is currently Principal Investigator on multiple studies, including an investigation of social networks within interprofessional teams in urban hospitals, a qualitative analysis of the value-added of social work in health care settings and testing a coping skills training for sexual and gender minority youth.
Barbara Muskat is the Director of Social Work at the Hospital for Sick Children. In this position she supports and oversees the staff of the department as well as acts as a champion for the role of social work throughout the institution. Barbara is a lead researcher on a number of projects, including examination of the hospital experiences of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families; coping strategies of hospital staff working with dying children; hospital-based group work approaches; and the role of social workers in hospital settings. Barbara has over 30 years experience in direct clinical work, clinical supervision, community consultation and organizational management. She is well-known for her consultation to the children’s mental health community and her role as a social work educator in the areas of direct clinical practice and group work, with a focus on children with neuro-developmental needs. Barbara’s areas of expertise include: group facilitation, neuro-developmental disorders in children and adolescents, and clinical practice.
Recommended citation – APA6th
Fronek, P. (Host). (2014, February 18). Hospital social work: In conversation with Shelley Craig and Barbara Muskat [Episode 65]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/hospital-social-work/.