Is There a Job for the Layman in Social Welfare?

By Grant Pick

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, September 1948

The piece focuses on the layman's contribution to social welfare. The author asserts that the layman's contribution to this field of social welfare is limited only by the availability of his or her time and the ability and understanding he or she can acquire to fulfill a responsibility. The education and enlightenment of the trustee is assuredly the cornerstone upon which a hospital board is dependent for the most efficient, progressive and humanitarian execution of its duties. It is however true that there is no synthetic substitute for the discrimination in judgment which years of experience will bring, even if a sound indoctrination has been attempted by both administrator and board president for the new trustee. The piece concludes by asserting that it is possible that there is a limitless job for the layman as a hospital trustee to contribute to the well being of a hospital.

Topic: Management and Administration, Professionalism, Non-Professional Leadership, Engagement, Lay Leadership, Medical Care

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.1

Page Number(s): 103-107

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Pick, Grant. Is There a Job for the Layman in Social Welfare?. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. September 1948: 103-107. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6121


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