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  1. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving as the sole medical social worker in several outpatient healthcare clinics, I can relate to the perspectives of this author. The autonomy of this professional arrangement promotes the enhancement of one’s critical thinking skills while elevating the value of our profession within the interdisciplinary team. Clinicians must decide if they wish to consider themselves an island or as a contiguous part of a larger team. Application of a systems perspective which considers micro, mezzo, and macro perspectives may be helpful to Social Workers wishing to ascertain their suitability for working in settings with minimal peer team support. Overall, embedding social work into a medical model setting is a best practice which supports holistic, comprehensive treatment approaches which may be used for the edification of patient health and the empowerment of the client.

    Meredith Moore, LCSW, ACSW, C-SWHC, MT-BC

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