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Tag Archives: end of life

Pain Awareness Month 2016

Posted September 22, 2016 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have identified pain as a significant public health challenge that affects tens of millions of people in the United States every year (Institute of Medicine, 2011). Pain Awareness Month, which NASW observes this September, offers social workers an opportunity to educate both colleagues and clients about pain—and to ... Read More »

Hospice. Helps. Everyone.

        November 25, 2015 Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice & Palliative Care Month this November. This year’s theme highlights that hospice provides the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness. Social workers are core members of hospice teams and play integral roles in enhancing quality of life for individuals and families. Use the ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Hospice/Palliative Care Month: Moments of Life

November 6, 2014 Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice/Palliative Care Month this November by highlighting how hospice and palliative care programs make possible more meaningful moments of life. Download outreach materials from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and incorporate new NHPCO data on hospice use, delivery, and quality in your messaging. Use NASW resources, listed below, to ... Read More »

Those who improve end-of-life, palliative care honored

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Honoring the people in hospices, hospitals, health care systems and long-term care facilities who collectively work to improve palliative and end-of-life care is what the Circle of Life Awards, co-sponsored by NASW, are all about. “Winning this award means that the program has achieved the very high standards that the American Hospital Association, NASW, ... Read More »

NASW Celebrates National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: Care on Your Terms

Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month this November by highlighting that hospice and palliative care programs provide care on your terms. Download outreach materials from Caring Connections, the consumer Web site of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), and incorporate current NHPCO data on hospice use, delivery, and quality in your messaging. NASW resources: ... Read More »

Social workers serve on new IOM panel to examine end-of-life care

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Four social workers are among the members of a newly formed Institute of Medicine committee that will examine the state of end-of-life care in the U.S. The Committee on Transforming End-of-Life Care is charged with developing a consensus study and technical report on the current state of end-of-life care. The IOM activity report for ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Touro College forum addresses end-of-life care

The Touro College Graduate School of Social Work in New York City recently hosted a forum on “Planning for End-of-Life Care with Dignity and Compassion,” in honor of its Spring 2012 Community Day. Dr. Harvey Gross, (far left) chief physician in the Department of Family Practice at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey, served as keynote speaker.  Dr. Gross addressed ethical ... Read More »

Cultural Competency and End-of-Life

Cultural Competency in End-of-Life Care from a Faith-Based Perspective Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s) Individuals and families facing end of life often turn to faith communities for support with spiritual, emotional and practical issues. However, many faith communities do not have the resources, training and support they need to offer comprehensive ... Read More »

Dignity & Choices: A Symposium on End-of-Life Advocacy

Representatives of NASW recently attended Dignity & Choices:  A Symposium on End-of-Life Advocacy. Held October 13- 14, 2009, in Washington, D.C., the symposium was organized iphone 5 remplacement écran by Compassion & Choices, a leading organization in the choices-in-dying movement. The core objective of the symposium was to equip health care professionals with accurate information to address the current health ... Read More »