NASW Participates in Revision of National Consensus Project Palliative Care Guidelines

The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP), of which NASW is a member, recently released the 3rd edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care. These interdisciplinary guidelines, which are available as a free download, can be used to develop, guide, and enhance palliative care programs across practice settings.

The guidelines emphasize the role of the interdisciplinary team in eight domains of palliative care. As such, social work plays an integral role in every domain. At the same time, the guidelines highlight the role of social work and emphasize the importance of professional education and training—specifically, a BSW or MSW.

On June 27, 2013, NASW will present a Lunchtime Series Webinar addressing the NCP guidelines. A Webinar transcript and archived audio will be available to NASW members after the program concludes.

National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care

NASW Standards for Palliative & End of Life Care

Social Workers in Hospice and Palliative Care—Occupational Profile (NASW, 2010)

NASW Practice Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Workers in Hospice and Palliative Care (2013)

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW
NASW Senior Practice Associate

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