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25 Item(s) found for:  Social Work and Care Coordination 

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After a death: A practical guide for the days and weeks ahead   English
Abstract: This helpful handout is a checklist of tasks that need to be done after a death. These tasks include getting copies of a death certificate, finding out if there is a will, locating important papers, notifying Social Security, and canceling the many services that the person may have been using. It includes space for recording what company was called, the name of the contact person, when the call was made, and notes. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 9/2015
Autopsy: An important study after a death   English
Abstract: This handout explains what an autopsy is and why it is important. It covers what is examined, how long it takes, and the options for obtaining and learning more about the results. Last, it explains why forms need to be filled out, and who pays, if there are any charges. (Grief, Death, Autopsy)
Author: Autopsy and After Death Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Autopsy and After Death Services
Revised Date: 9/2007
Autopsy: An important study after an infant's death   English
Abstract: This handout explains what an infant autopsy is and why it is important. It covers what is examined, how long it takes, and the options for obtaining and learning more about the results. Last, it explains why forms need to be filled out, and who pays, if there are any charges.
Author: Autopsy and After Death Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Autopsy and After Death Services
Revised Date: 9/2007
Bereavement support services: Resources, support groups, and books   English
Abstract: This handout lists community resources in the greater Seattle area for dealing with issues of grief and bereavement. Contact numbers, website addresses, and a brief description of services are included. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 9/2015
Coping with a crisis   English
Abstract: This handout gives more than 100 tips for ways to cope with a crisis. It suggests using distractions such as counting to 10, leaving the situation, or self-soothing methods such as positive thinking or encouraging self. It also suggests relaxation and changing body responses, imagery, mindfulness of focusing attention on what you are doing, and evaluating the pros and cons of the crisis situation.
Author: Med-Psychiatry/7N,7E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1990
UWMC Dept: Med-Psychiatry/7N
Revised Date: 2/2012
Coping with cancer   English
Abstract: Presents ways to feel in control again when given a cancer diagnosis. Discusses information management, techniques to deal with anxiety and stress, support groups and classes and taking care of yourself. Includes sections for family and friends and for children. Included as part of Care Binder.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 10/2006
Financial assistance: For persons with cancer   English
Abstract: Provides contacts for financial assistance organizations, employment concerns and agencies, low-income or disabled assistance, legal help for people with low incomes, emergency housing, and emergency financial assistance. Included as part of Care Binder.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 10/2006
Guide through grief: Mourning the loss of a loved one   English Russian Spanish
Abstract: Discusses grief as a natural experience in response to loss, the stages in the grief cycle, ways to help oneself grieve, and the needs of children during grieving. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 8/2016
Helpful resources for people with drug or alcohol problems   English
Abstract: This handout lists many resources for finding a program that may help in facing a drug or alcohol problem.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 3/2012
Local resource guide: For treatment of traumatic stress   English
Abstract: This handout lists community resources that provide treatment for traumatic stress. Web sites with information on this topic are listed.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 10/2006
Parking and transportation: Information for patients and families   English Spanish
Abstract: Provides information on parking and transportation including: transportation overview, parking at UWMC, airport shuttle services, taxi services, car rental, and metro (bus). Contact Social Work and Care Coordination or visit the Health Information Resource Center on the 3rd floor for an updated copy of this handout.
Author: Cancer Center/Infusion Services 8SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Cancer Center/Infusion Services 8SE
Revised Date: 1/2007
Patient family housing guide  
Abstract: The Patient Family Housing Program at UWMC regularly updates this online list of accommodation, transportation, and parking options in the Seattle area that families may use while receiving care at the medical center. Access this information online by clicking here: Patient Family Housing Guide.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 12/2007
Patient family housing: Housing options  
Abstract: FOR UPDATED HANDOUT: Contact Social Work and Care Coordination or visit the Health Information Resource Center on the 3rd floor. Provides information about family housing options including a guide to housing, contracted housing, overnight accommodations, and long-term housing.
Author: Cancer Center/Infusion Services 8SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
UWMC Dept: Cancer Center/Infusion Services 8SE
Revised Date: 9/2006
Planning a funeral   English
Abstract: This article contains helpful information for family members and friends after a loved one's death. It includes sections on "Where to Get Help," "Disposition Options," "Checklist of Tasks," "Planning the Ceremony and Choosing Funeral Home Services," "Selecting a Funeral Home," "Green Burials," and "Ratings of Area Funeral Homes for Quality and Price." This article is reprinted with permission from Puget Sound Consumers' CHECKBOOK, Volume 4, No. 1. This handout is included in the Bereavement Packet for UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 9/2015
Raising a child who is grieving: Supporting young ones during illness and death   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to talk with children when their loved one is seriously ill or has died. It tells how a child might respond to the situation, depending on their age.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 1/2016
Resources for medical care and insurance in Washington state: For people with limited incomes   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout lists resources for medical insurance for those on a limited income in Washington state. Clinics with low fees or sliding-scale fees are also included.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 3/2013
Resources for seniors: In Washington state   English
Abstract: This handout lists resources for social service agencies and crisis centers in Washington state. Similar services may be available in communities in other states.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 5/2007
Self-care and volunteer resources: For persons with cancer   English
Abstract: Discusses appearance concerns for cancer patients, special reading concerns, and opportunities to volunteer in cancer care. Included as part of Care Binder.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 10/2006
Social Work and Care Coordination Services: At University of Washington Medical Center   English
Abstract: This handout explains services provided by Social Work and Care Coordination at University of Washington Medical Center. It also gives contact information and hours of availability.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 11/2015
Transportation resources: In the greater Seattle area   English Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This brochure gives contact information and descriptions of many transportation options in the greater Seattle area for those who need assistance due to disability or other health care need. Included are cabulance, ferry, and bus services; basic information about using medical coupons for transportation services, and online resources.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 7/2009
Traumatic stress: What it is and how to cope with it   English
Abstract: This brochure describes traumatic events, what causes traumatic stress, who gets it, signs and symptoms, and tips for dealing with a traumatic event.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 9/2006
Welcome to the ICU! Coloring and activity book   English
Abstract: This coloring and activity booklet for young visitors to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides an interactive way for them to learn about what happens in the unit and what to expect during their visit. It covers hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical equipment, staff they may meet, and activities they can do when they visit. This booklet can be given to families with children during their ICU visit, or before they come to the hospital to help them prepare.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 12/2016
What to expect at the end of life: Signs of approaching death and things you can do   English
Abstract: This handout explains the process of dying. It includes common physical, mental, and emotional changes that occur in the last weeks, days, and hours of life.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 1/2016
When a loved one dies in the hospital: Answers to common questions   English
Abstract: This handout answers common questions that family members and others have when a loved one dies in the hospital. It provides information on autopsies, when an autopsy is requested, organ donation, talking to the doctor about cause of death, obtaining a death certificate, and what happens to the body when it leaves the patient room. Also included are phone numbers and website addresses for resources that may be needed. This handout is included in the hospital's Bereavement Packet.
Author: Autopsy and After Death Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Autopsy and After Death Services
Revised Date: 9/2015
Your discharge plan: Answers to common questions   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains the discharge planning process at University of Washington Medical Center and the patient's role in the process.
Author: Social Work and Care Coordination
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Social Work and Care Coordination
Revised Date: 5/2013
 
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