The purpose of this project is to describe the patients being served by Avera McKennan’s emergency department (ED) and to explore perceived barriers to accessing services and current community resource utilization in order to prevent further non-emergent visits.
Research Questions: 1) What are the demographic characteristics of emergency department patients that are referred to the emergency department social worker? 2) What are the perceived barriers that emergency department patient’s encounter when trying to access services and community resources?
Date of Degree
Other Capstone Project
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Wilke, K. A. (2012). Survey of Emergency Department Patients' Perceived Barriers to Accessing Services and Community Resource Utilization [Master’s capstone project, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/574/
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