2 doctors weighed in:

How do nurses/social workers supplement caregiver's work?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In multiple ways

In the case of nurses, they will often be of assistance with additional medical knowledge, the ability to evaluate the patient from a medical standpoint with a brief exam etc.
They will often have additional medication knowledge. Social workers can help navigate the waters of insurance, support systems - whether financial or social or psychological - and address other social issues better.

In brief: In multiple ways

In the case of nurses, they will often be of assistance with additional medical knowledge, the ability to evaluate the patient from a medical standpoint with a brief exam etc.
They will often have additional medication knowledge. Social workers can help navigate the waters of insurance, support systems - whether financial or social or psychological - and address other social issues better.
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors