The emerging role of social work in primary health care: A survey of social workers in Karnataka
Dr. Sandesh KS, Dr Shripathi Rao, Dr. Mangala SM
Currently, primary health care is integrating the social work services within their systems. Social work service in hospitals is a generic aspect that provides amenities to a community or a certain group of people of all ages in society. The main aim of this section of health providers is to improve the life quality of the population at the community level. They provide short term intervention to the community through primary health care centers. The social workers majorly provide the psychosocial assessment and services that provide pieces of advice and supportthe integration of the social workers in the primary health care. Thus, the inter-professional integration as really improved the provision of health care services in the community. Despite the effort to expand to integration, there are few studies that have been conducted to examine the impacts and roles of the social workers in primary health care. The survey was conducted online and 100 respondents were involved.