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 think about the components of discharge planning and the individuals  involved in discharge planning. Consider medical social work practice  skills within the generalist intervention model as discussed in  Discussion 1 this week. Examine the factors involved in creating a  discharge plan for a patient in a hospital setting. Consider the  specific roles a medical social worker plays in creating a discharge  plan. 


 

Post a brief description of the  components of discharge planning. Identify and explain the key factors  that must be considered in the discharge planning process. Explain the  roles of a medical social worker in creating a discharge plan. Be  specific. Then, explain how discharge planning incorporates all of the  practice skills in the generalist intervention model. Finally, explain  challenges a medical social worker might face working with other  professionals involved in discharge planning.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific  references to the resources and the current literature using appropriate  APA format and style.
 

 

Required Readings


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.). Care transitions from hospital to home: IDEAL discharge planning implementation handbook. Retrieved from https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/systems/hospital/engagingfamilies/strategy4/Strat4_Implement_Hndbook_508_v2.pdf
 

 
Beder, J. (2006). Hospital social work: The interface of medicine and caring. New York, NY: Routledge.
Chapter 2, “General Medical Social Work” (pp. 9–20)
 
Craig, S. L., & Muskat, B. (2013). Bouncers, brokers, and glue: The self-described roles of social workers in urban hospitals. Health Social Work, 38(1), 7–16.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.
 


Department of Health and Human Services. (2019). Your discharge planning checklist: For patients and their caregivers preparing to leave a hospital, nursing home, or other care setting. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/pubs/pdf/11376-discharge-planning-checklist.pdf
 
 
 
Gehlert, S., & Browne, T. (Eds). (2012). Handbook of health social work (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Chapter 2, “Social Work Roles and Health-Care Settings” (pp. 20–40)
 
Fox, M. T., Persaud, M., Maimets, I., Brooks, D., O‘Brien, K., & Tregunno, D. (2013). Effectiveness of early discharge planning in acutely ill or injured hospitalized older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatrics, 13, 70.
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Marshall, J. W., Ruth, B. J., Sisco, S., Bethke, C., Piper, T. M., Cohen, M., & Bachman, S. (2011). Social work interest in prevention: A content analysis of the professional literature. Social Work, 56(3), 201–211.
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