J Korean Burn Soc.  2010 Jun;13(1):10-13.

The Role of Medical Social Worker for Burn Patients and Family

  • 1Department of Social Work, Bestian Hospital, Seoul, Korea. yijaemin1025@hanmail.net


During the long treatment period (from the treatment of early stage to rehabilitation), burn patients have experienced many problems that they cannot handle it. It is very important as to overcome psychosocial problems of burn patient as to get treatment. The social work intervention for burn patients is so necessary for psychosocial problems solving; this intervention require to support by family. Depending on burn treatment procedure, and patient's social status, each burn patients have different symptom of psychosocial problems. Medical social workers work through different method of intervention that included casework, group work, connecting community resource and etc.


Burn; Psychosocial problems; Social work intervention; Medical social worker
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