Department of psychiatric social work assess the patient and develop patient’s specific plans of care. They work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. They act as intermediary between the Psychiatrist, Patient and their bystanders in the treatment process.
In KMHC Psychiatric Social Workers renders services like:
Psycho education for the patients & family members
Empowerment programmes of By-standers
Relatives Meetings etc. and also giving
Internship training for MSW students
The social worker is engaged in both clinical as well as non-clinical functions. However, clinical functions formed a greater part of the work assignments as compared to non-clinical functions. Clinical functions included activities which were directly related to the treatment of patients, while non-clinical functions included activities which did not have a direct bearing of patients as such but were preventive educational and rehabilitative in nature.