In many countries social workers are supporting communities that are affected or fearful of the Covid-19 Virus. Social work has an essential frontline role in the fight against the spread of the virus through supporting communities protect themselves and others through physical distancing and social solidarity.
Archive for May 2020
Before Lori C. Harbert built a social work program in a Pittsburgh veterinary hospital, she studied every department. She even spent weeks sitting in the lobby to see what clients experienced.
In April, Armen Henderson, MD, right, speaks with nursing students in Miami. The health workers provided COVID-19 testing and aid to people in the community who are homeless.
Sometimes it takes a crisis to put a spotlight on things. A disease that doesn’t recognize borders does recognize one thing: age. And it’s laid bare the unique vulnerabilities of an aging U.S. population, from health and hunger to social isolation.