Social work in hospitals - Gaps in the treatment of Covid 19 patients in Vietnam

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Nguyen Duc Huu,Phan Thi Luyen


For the health sector, social workers are a bridge between health workers and patients,
effectively supporting in medical examination and treatment. For patients, social workers are
spiritual friends, helping them recover quickly and soon to be released from the hospital. The 4th
wave of COVID with the Delta variant is causing new infections and deaths in the provinces of
South Vietnam. Along with medical solutions in treating covid patients, the need for social
workers in hospitals for patients is clear. This study points to the absence of social workers in
some covid patient treatment facilities from practice in Vietnam.

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