Pediatric Oncology Social Work
Pediatric oncology social workers can have many roles: provide support, counseling, education, and referrals to community resources, 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:
- bridge connections between the family and the medical team
- help school-aged patients with school in order to lessen the impact of treatment on their social, emotional, and academic development
If you want help in any of these areas, tell your doctor or nurse that you would like to meet with a pediatric oncology social worker.