Integrated Care Setting for the Elderly and the Roles of Social Workers

노인복지분야의 통합적 케어와 사회복지사의 역할

Yoon, Kyeong-A

  • Received : 2019.02.11
  • Accepted : 2019.03.04
  • Published : 2019.03.28


The objective of this study was to explore the elements and effects of integrated care interventions for the elderly, and to describe the roles of social workers on the multidisciplinary teams. A rapid systematic review was conducted through a database-based search and a manual search. The main findings are as follows: First, Key elements of integrated care for the elderly were case management, individual multidisciplinary care plan, service characteristics, centrality of client needs, patient education, and self-management. Second, In terms of care experience and health of the elderly, and economic analysis, although the results were mixed, there were some positive effects on program participants compared to the control groups. Third, social workers have been found to serve as case managers, care managers, care coordinators, and direct service providers. Based on these results, educational and policy implications were suggested.


Integrated Care;Community Care;Clinical Integration;Social Worker


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