Dr.R.P.Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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Dr. Rajendra Prasad, was established on the 10th of March, 1967 as a National centre for ophthalmic science, to provide state of the art patient care, expand human resources for medical education and undertake research to find solutions to eye health problems of national importance.
Dr. R.P.Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences has Medical Social Service Unit to assist, guide and help patients for their treatment. Our unit is serving patients for more than three decades. There are two Medical Social Service Officers to guide and counsel the patient as per the need. The Medical Social Service Officer (MSSO) is an indispensable member of the ‘Multi-professional Health Care Team’ who creates a therapeutic network among the doctor, the patient, the family and the community. The MSSO team works under the supervision of Medical Superintendent of the centre.
WHO definition says that “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”Therefore the ultimate goal of Medical Social Services is Health which has a Psycho-social element dominating the physical factors most of the time .
The professional competency of a MSSO is formed through a Post-Graduate Degree in Social Work which gives a rigorous training by study of Social Work Methodology, Medical & Psychiatric Social work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Resource Management, Statistics, Social Policy & Administration and Research Methodology in addition to the Concurrent Field-work, Dissertation and Block-placement in specialized Social-work agencies.