Debra K. Mattison, MSW '81, focuses on medical social work with extensive experience providing clinical social work services as well as program planning in a variety of settings including cancer care, palliative care and integrated primary care. She has special interests in healthcare, chronic illness, grief and loss, interprofessional education and spirituality in social work practice. She is a Board Certified Oncology Social Worker.
Mattison has received awards for her leadership and clinical practice, including Social Worker of the Year from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Medical social work in a variety of settings (cancer care, palliative care and integrated primary care), integrated healthcare, chronic illness, grief and loss, interprofessional education and spirituality
|1981||MSW||Social Work||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|1979||BA||University of Indiana, South Bend|
Sweet, B, Madea, A., Fitzgerald, M., House, J., Pardee, M., Zebrack, B., Sweier, D., Hornyak, J., Arslanian-Engoren, C., Mattison, D., Dubin, L., Stojan, J., & Mueller, B. (2017). Moving from individual roles to functional teams: A semester-long course in case-based decision making. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 7, 11-16.
Mattison, D., Weaver, A., Zebrack, B., Fischer, D., & Dubin L. (2017). Educating social workers for practice in integrated health care: A model implemented within a graduate social work program. Journal of Social Work Education, 53, S72-S86.
Mattison, D. (2015). Professional resilience: Sustaining a career over the years. Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care of the Patient with Cancer. New York: Oxford Press.
Vaitones, G., Schutte, J. & Mattison, D. (2015). The development of core competencies for the OSW-C: Certification for oncology social workers. Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care of the Patient with Cancer. New York: Oxford Press.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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