Elsbeth Kahn

USC School of Medicine. Adjunct professor, USC School of Social Work. Medical social work.

Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 11-27-90. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate tape). Length of interview: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Transcript of interview: 21 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.

Interview Topics

Entrance into social work; development of interest in medical social work; Red Cross social worker; medical social work at LA County Hospital; National Association of Medical Workers and National Association of Social Workers; work at Hospital Rancho Los Amigos; decision to earn Ph.D.; course work at Brandeis; dissertation on aging; work at Vanderbilt; move to USC School of Medicine; medical school committee work; reflections on career; Hospital Rancho Los Amigos; development of programs and experiences at Rancho; experiences at USC medical school; Department of Community Medicine; subjects and teaching of medical seminars; approaches to AIDS and cancer; counseling; volunteer work with outside agencies; hospice movement; influence of professional social workers on medical programs and policies; cancer education; changes in field of social work.

Additional Materials

  • Papers and articles written by Elsbeth Kahn. 
  • Invitation to Department of Family Medicine reception on 13 June 1991 honoring Elsbeth Kahn on her retirement. 
  • Curriculum Vitae. 
  • 1 diskette of transcript of interview.

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