Isolation of Medical Social Workers in Wyoming

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Isolation of Medical Social Workers in Wyoming

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Mari Barber
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Dionna Lanich
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Tessa Rangel
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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4/24/2010

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In Wyoming, many hospitals in rural areas may have limited access to social workers. Feelings of isolation may affect medical social workers in the state, depending on their location, caseload, collaboration with other professions and personal perceptions of their role. This isolation has the potential to change the dynamics and mission of a medical social worker. Thus leading to the question, if isolation is a factor, what support systems are available to them? In order to determine if isolation is a factor data will be gathered and analyzed using surveys obtained from social workers around the state of Wyoming. The expectation is that isolation could have an influence on the ability to fulfill the role of a Wyoming social worker. It can be predicted that these findings will show positive and negative results in that one social worker may feel a lack of support while another may be content as the primary social worker in the area. This project will allow a better understanding of medical social workers working in a rural state and their attitudes towards isolation. We will be able to analyze how social workers view isolation in comparison to varying aspects of their role.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2010 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Undergraduate Research Day

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Undergraduate Research Day 2010

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