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Team Members

Social Worker

Some collaborative family practice teams may include a social worker who supports patients to find the resources they need for their health and wellness.


  • Help patients navigate the health care system.
  • Connect patients with supports and resources in their community.
  • Advocate on behalf of patients.
  • Provide support during life changes, including assistance with coping and problem solving.
  • Coach patients to develop self-management skills.
  • Make referrals to community agencies.
  • Help with arranging care or equipment following a hospital stay or injury or illness.
  • Offer group education programs.

Adapted from Nova Scotia Health Authority

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