Oncology social workers are licensed professionals trained in helping people cope with a cancer diagnosis.

They provide counseling, guidance and education about various topics such as:

  • Managing emotions
  • Talking with your loved ones, including children, about your diagnosis and treatment
  • Caregiving needs
  • The importance of completing an advance directive and sharing your medical decisions with your loved ones, regardless of your type or stage of cancer
  • Palliative Care
  • Coping with a diagnosis of advanced cancer
  • Understanding and accessing disability benefits and health insurance
  • Employment related concerns such as FMLA and The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Finding community resources which may be helpful to you

Please let us know if you would like to speak with our social worker, Michelle. You may also call her directly at 302.366.1200 ext. 281.

Michelle

Michelle W. Bailiff, LCSW, OSW-C

Professional Education:

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Art Sociology 1993
  • University of Pittsburgh, Master of Social Work 1995

Licensure and Certification:

  • Delaware Clinical Social Work License
  • Pennsylvania Clinical Social Work License
  • Oncology Social Work Certification

Organizations:

  • Association of Oncology Social Work
  • National Association of Social Workers