Social work myths- debunked

1. Hospital social workers only do discharges- Hospital social works can and do work on discharges. However we can also host family meetings, discuss end of life decision making, advocate for patients, and connect them to mental health resources.

2. Social workers take people’s children- some social workers do work in child services. However, the goal is often reunification with parents and not taking children.

3. Anyone can do social work- In my area it is difficult to break into the field with a bachelors. I went straight from undergraduate to graduate studies so I could find a job and make a living

What are some myths you have heard?

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