Monica Johnson, LMSW
St. Luke’s Palliative Medicine Social Worker
Palliative Fellowship Faculty
Biomedical Ethics board member
I have worked for St. Luke’s for the previous 7 years. I began my St. Luke’s career working part-time for Neurology as the Multiple Sclerosis Social Worker. As my children got older I moved to a full-time position with St. Luke’s Palliative Medicine. I have been with Palliative Medicine for the previous 3 years. I feel that I have found my career love within Palliative. I specifically enjoy building long-term relationships with my patients and their family member. I am currently in the process of working with Temple University to begin the first Masters of Social Work practicum program within Palliative and Hospice. Prior to joining St. Luke’s my positions focused on child development and creating social change. I have worked for a child’s psychiatric hospital, Children and Youth, group home, alternative schools, and family homeless shelter.
Outside of work I am continuing my personal education by working towards a Life Coach Certification for Healthcare Providers. When not working or learning I enjoy my amazing family. I have been married for 18 years and we have two awesome boys Cayden (15) and Carter (11). We are a very active family and enjoy just about anything that can be done outside.
What I am hoping to gain:
A way to increase my communication skills not only within my work environment but also within my personal life
A process to help in the growth and development of residents and fellows
To learn not only from the facilitators but other participants skills and ideas
Continuation in my educational growth