Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sonia Olivera, MSW, LCSW, discusses the importance of social work services during cancer treatment, what patients may experience during the process, as well as self-care recommendations and resources available for patients at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center.

Sonia Olivera, MSW, LCSW, has more than 10 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker in a hospital setting and joined MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in 2020. She’s originally from Los Angeles, California. Sonia received her bachelor’s degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles in 2007, and received her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles in 2016.

Social Work Services During Cancer Treatment Questionnaire

The purpose of a social worker’s patient assessment is to identify any physical, emotional or financial needs of a patient.
After meeting with a social worker, a cancer patient prioritizes getting adequate sleep, scheduling regular massages and walking outside. These are all examples of self-care.
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