Illness and disability are often accompanied by psychological and social problems. When these problems arise, hospitalization is difficult and they impede the patient's recovery and rehabilitation. The role of the Medical Social Officer in a hospital is to offer counselling, support and assistance to patients and their families who may be experiencing psychological, social or emotional difficulties during their hospital stay.
Medical Social Services Department of Selayang Hospital has been serving its patients, the hospital and community since the 1998. Our department attends to patients and their families who have difficulties coping with their emotional, psychological, social and care problems arising from ill health to enable them to cope more effectively with their illness or challenging life circumstances. Medical Social Officers are part of the hospital’s multidisciplinary team working closely with the doctor, nurses, allied health professionals and community resources to provide holistic care for the patients.