Profession Possible Roles in Caring for People with Epilepsy Relevant Certifying Boards and Professional Organizations
Social workers

•  Provision of support, education, coordination of referrals, and case management, as well as counseling and therapeutic interventions

•  Specialties that are relevant to the health and well-being of people with epilepsy and their families may include areas such as clinical, medical, and public health social workers

•  Specifc areas of practice, also relevant to the health and well-being of people with epilepsy and their families, include child and adolescent health, family dynamics, health broadly, aging, behavioral health, bereavement and end of life, diversity and equity, social justice, schools, and violence

•  Employment in a variety of settings, including schools, private practice, and hospital, community, and public health settings

•  American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

•  Association of Social Work Boards

•  Clinical Social Work Association

•  Council on Social Work Education

•  National Association of Social Workers

•  Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care

•  Many states also have state associations for a variety of social work specialties

a The title “direct care worker” often includes aides, orderlies, attendants, home health aides, and personal and home care aides, among others (IOM, 2008).

REFERENCES

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2008. Retooling for an aging America: Building the health care workforce. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

———. 2011. The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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