Date of Award

5-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

Social Work and Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Sandra J. Foster

Abstract

The objective of this study is to explore the extent to which hospital social workers engage in advocacy activities, and the degree to which they feel supported by their departments to advocate on behalf of clients. To obtain this objective, the following areas on hospital social workers will be addressed: (a) work experience, (b) time spent on social work functions and (c) the degree to which encouragement is provided by the department for advocacy. An anonymous questionnaire was administered to twenty six social workers from the Atlanta VA Medical Center located in Decatur, Georgia.

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Social Work Commons

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