Having dedicated 27 years to the practice of Oncology Social Work, I have had the privilege of observing the growth and development of this Subspecialty within Medical Social Work. I have witness the Social Work professional values come to life while advocating for the provision of integrated patient-center care to cancer patients and their care-givers. This has been achieved through: best practices in psychosocial care, taking leadership roles in developing patient care programs, and promoting research in the field of Oncology Social Work. Read President's Message
FSOSW members are oncology social workers or other health care professionals who provide a wide variety of direct patient services in public and private health care institutions and agencies. Learn more about the benefits of joining FSOSW now. Learn More About FSOSW
There is a lot of collective knowledge possessed by FSOSW members. Non-members and members can access helpful links, resources for new oncology social workers, tutorials and frequently asked questions. Access Helpful Resources
FSOSW has continued to involve its collaborative partners and healthcare professionals to educate the community they serve along with their patients, families and caregivers about getting screened for early lung cancer detection and/or obtain preventive care for lung disease.
FSOSW catapulted my professional career by exposing me to other professional organizations because of its reputation, rich history of educational conferences and mentoring new oncology social workers. If I didn’t have FSOSW then and now I would not have grown into the professional and certified Oncology Social Worker I am today.
Bettye Bradshaw, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Being a part of the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers is an amazing opportunity to network with other Oncology Social Workers both in Florida and the southernmost states. Having the support and knowledge of other colleagues in the same profession is invaluable. I have learned so much since becoming a member and am grateful this organization exists!
Vanessa Hill, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
In a short time, FSOSW has given me multiple opportunities for personal and professional growth. I was welcomed with open arms and encouraged to develop and expand my experiences. I was afforded the opportunity to meet and interact with leading oncology social workers and benefit from their knowledge and expertise. I am excited to continue being part of such a unique society full of dedicated professionals. Together we will impact change on the future of oncology social work.