Patients with substance abuse – is this happening in front of children? What about their safety?
End of life care – involve social work early to support patients and families through the dying process (social workers can assist with the difficult conversations, legal matters, supportive counselling).
Informing patients and families that social work can provide certain supports without confirming accuracy, e.g. transport funding/Centrelink benefits.
Asking social work to clarify if a patient has capacity to make decisions.
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