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When you or a loved one suffers a serious illness or injury, you may be so overwhelmed with managing the physical side of your medical condition that you ignore the social and psychological aspects of your health. A bio-psychosocial assessment can help to identify strengths and weaknesses that may affect your treatment and recovery.
Performed by a medical social worker, this comprehensive assessment evaluates your abilities to function and cope with your medical condition on three levels:
A VNSNY social worker will interview you and, if appropriate, family members or caregivers, and will review your medical history–including prior conditions and hospitalizations as well as your current health status.
The assessment will:
With a bio-psychosocial assessment, you or your loved one will have an invaluable tool to meet all of the challenges related to your illness.
For more information about VNSNY's social work services, including bio-psychosocial assessments, please call us at 1-800-675-0391.