AbstractsSocial Work

The role of the social worker in home care planning

by Helen Isobel. Smiley

Institution: McGill University
Department: School of Social Work.
Degree: Master of Social Work.
Year: 1951
Keywords: Social Work.
Record ID: 1573402
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile118949.pdf


This study is concerned with cancer patients who are cared for at home during some part or their teminal illneas. The problem of chronic illness and disability, of which cancer is only one major cause, is an ever increasing one. A higher incidence of chronic illness can be expected in the years to come because the life span has grown longer, and degenerative diseases become more prevalent as the individual grows older. [...]