social-workerstaffmassgeneral-hospital-for-childrenmaleyesEnglishMichaelPadulskyLICSW/sites/MGH/children/staff/michael-padulsky-licsw.pageSocial WorkerOncology;Community Mental Health;Psychosocial Support for caregivers, couples, and families in the oncology setting
Michael Padulsky, LICSW, graduated from Boston College with a Masters in Social Work with a Health/Mental Health concentration. Michael’s clinical experience includes providing clinical social work care in the field of hematology/oncology, community mental health, and hospice/palliative care.
The Radiation Oncology Social Worker is a licensed mental health professional who assists patients and their families throughout radiation treatment by providing mental, emotional, and financial support. Population includes pediatric and adult patients who are undergoing daily proton and/or photon radiation treatment.
Radiation Oncology Social Worker provides assistance in the following areas:
Processing emotions related to adjustment to illness and treatment
Guidance to parents in talking with their children about cancer
Navigation of the health care system
Living through loss and grief
Addressing domestic violence, substance use, and other mental health issues