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Unsung Heroes: Medical Social Workers Deliver High-Quality Patient Care in the Philippines

March 20, 2023

Medical Social Workers were first introduced to the Philippine healthcare system in 1954 by the Department of Health’s (DOH) Bureau of Hospitals (BOH) Circular No. 146, which mandated all the national, provincial, city, and emergency government hospitals develop a Medical Social Service Unit (MSSU).   This was a response to the World Health Organization’s redefinition of […]

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