ERIC Number: ED069899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Occupational Analysis of Social Service in Medical Care Facilities. The UCLA Allied Health Professions Project.
Ainsworth, T. David; Goldsmith, Katherine L.
This report is a summary of the functional analysis of the activities of those engaged in social service occupations in medical settings, which was conducted as part of the UCLA Allied Health Professions Project. A task inventory composed of 192 tasks relating to intake, information and referral, treatment, supportive, community and administrative services was developed and submitted to a representative sample of hospitals in six geographic regions. Responses from 148 persons employed in social services departments revealed that: (1) The community services function was performed least by the social service workers; and (2) Many more similarities than differences were discovered among aides, social work assistants, and social workers with the master's degree (MSW) in both task performance and frequency of task performance. It was recommended that aides be given training to help them perform the higher order treatment functions they are already required to perform and that MSWs receive intensive training in supervision of personnel management, performance evaluation, and task delegation. A copy of the survey questionnaire and other study material are appended. (SB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Curriculum Development, Health Services, Job Analysis, Occupational Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel, Social Services, Social Work, Task Analysis, Task Performance
University of California, Allied Health Professions Project, 1003 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90401 ($2.75)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.