Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Roles of Different Health Care Providers
Slide content:Clinical Roles - 2 Dietician / Diabetes educator Helps patients with specific dietary interventions Social Worker Assists with social issues Goal to enhance human well-being Counselor Mental health issues, also assists with patients psychosocial issues There is an acute shortage of mental health services 9
Slide notes:Other members of the clinical team include a dietician or a diabetes educator, who helps patients with specific dietary interventions such as low-cholesterol or calorie-control diets. The social worker assists with social issues. According to the National Association of Social Workers, the goal is enhancing human well-being and helping to meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. The patient may also visit with a counselor, usually for mental health issues, but also for other psychosocial issues. In many communities today, there is a huge shortage of mental health services. Counselors may coordinate care with the primary care provider rather than with a mental health specialist. 9