Social Worker on the Trial Visit Program of the Veterans Administration Regional Office as Liaison Between Hospital and the Community
Background of the Study. The writer, a student of the Fordham University School of Social Service, had an eight month field work placement at the New York Regional Office of the Veterans Administration. While in placement the writer's interest was stimulated in the case work services offered on the Trial Visit program to mentally ill veterans, who have been hospitalized and treated and have shown sufficient improvement to be released in the community. The researcher also became interested in clarifying and increasing her own awareness concerning the knowledge and skill she was bringing to a particular group of patients on Trial Visit. Today as a result of the effective use of the chemotherapy many mentally ill patients have been able to attempt living outside of the Hospital Community for the first time in years. While working on this program the writer was able to study in her case load the many different individuals and to consider their specific family situations and the role of the social case worker. This study is the result of the worker's own learning experience in working with trial visit patients.
Social work|Military studies|Clinical psychology|Mental health
Martin, Kathryn Jane, "Social Worker on the Trial Visit Program of the Veterans Administration Regional Office as Liaison Between Hospital and the Community" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725054.