Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Top 10 Reasons Social Workers Rock!

1. A good social worker will remind you that what is happening on the inside is just as important as what is happening on the outside.


2. A good social worker makes all of the complicated paper work and bureaucracy look completely manageable.


3. A good social worker is 10 steps ahead of the patient and family, ready and waiting to be their support for what lies ahead.

4. A good social worker can get you to open up even when you don’t want to...and when you don’t even know that’s what you’re doing!

5. A good social worker cares about the patient more than the rules.

6. A good social worker makes you feel like you've just made a new friend.

7. A good social worker finds creative solutions to complicated problems.


8. A good social worker becomes your advocate when you are too sick or tired to stand up for yourself.


9. A good social worker does their job for the love of helping people, not for the pay.

10. A good social worker is like a honey bee; dedicated to working with those they serve in the illness “hive” but equally active in gathering sweet resources out in the world to give to those who are in need, when they are in need.

3 comments:

Clamshellmuni said...

A good CSW is hard to find -- and when you do find one, keep her. (Why are they always "hers"?) I had an all-star to whom I owe a salaam for every disability check I get. Ah, Katie Wilson. Whatever happened to you? I need you more than ever!

victor said...

Could one reason be that they try and keep you on their good side? :)

I know that God works in mysterious ways but be honest and tell me, did you have any inklings that I might be hiding in a cave of denial also?

I'll have you know that thanks to you I've now started pricking myself again! (lol!?)

Bethany said...

Okay, stupid question here. I have spent 22 days in the hospital since October 23 for a rampaging neurological disorder that has yet to be officially named, I am trying to deal with insurance companies and medical supply companies and doctors and medical records and such all on my own. How oh how does one acquire a social worker???