Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers

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Patients and Caregivers

Pediatric Oncology Social Workers
Help children and families every day

A pediatric oncology social worker can have many roles: provide support, counseling, education, and referrals to community resources, as well as act as case manager for children with cancer and their families. Pediatric oncology social workers help families manage day-to-day challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. They can:

blueshadow  help a child and his/her family cope from the moment of diagnosis through to the end of treatment, whether survivorship or palliative care

blueshadow  help the family adjust to the diagnosis and the changes created in how they live their lives

blueshadow  help family members by providing emotional support and counseling

blueshadow  help the patients and family maintain a ‘new normal’ way of living

blueshadow  help families navigate the medical system, helping to bridge connections between the family and the medical team

blueshadow  help identify resources - emotional, supportive and/or financial - for families and children

blueshadow  help school-aged patients remain connected with school in order to lessen the impact of treatment on their social, emotional, and academic development

blueshadow  help patients return to school successfully, when they are ready to return

blueshadow  help identify resources - emotional, supportive and/or financial - for families and children

blueshadow  help families and children by advocating for their needs within the hospital and community setting

If you think you might want help in any of these areas, tell your doctor or nurse that you would like to meet with a pediatric oncology social worker.
 

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