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May 1942

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Arch NeurPsych. 1942;47(5):842. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290050144014

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A CALL TO QUALIFIED PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKERS BY THE AMERICAN RED CROSS  The American Red Cross is responsible for social service in Navy and Army general and station hospitals, both here and abroad, and in psychiatric units in Navy and Marine Corps training stations. Psychiatric social workers are needed for the psychiatric services in these hospitals and units and may also be used as field directors in general hospitals and assistant field directors in station hospitals.This psychiatric service is largely concerned with diagnosis and military disposition. The psychiatric social worker, through Red Cross channels, provides the psychiatric social history and assists with the patient's readjustment after discharge through interpretative letters to the Red Cross chapter in his home community.Salaries range from $150 to $225 per month, depending on the qualifications of the worker and her responsibilities. For foreign assignments the salary is $225 plus $45 for flat maintenance,

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