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Tag Archives: hospice

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 »

It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late: National Healthcare Decisions Day 2016

      Posted April 15, 2016 Join NASW in observing National Healthcare Decisions Day by encouraging your clients to consider, discuss, and document their health care decisions—and by doing the same for yourself and with people close to you. Advance care planning is an ongoing process of communication that fosters self-determination in health care decision making. Completion of advance ... 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 »

Lessons learned from a secret Facebook support group

In general, social workers have been early adopters of new technology, especially if the technology replaces face-to-face interactions with clients. Social workers value nonverbal behavior, interview techniques such as silent pauses, and the importance of relationships in the clinical encounter. Social media and applications are less amenable to communicating nonverbal information and relationship cues. However, there have been situations in ... 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 »

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 »

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 can be used to develop, guide, and enhance palliative care programs across practice settings. Visit www.nationalconsensusproject.org to download the guidelines. The guidelines emphasize the role of the interdisciplinary ... Read More »

Significance of Credentialing in Hospice and Pallitive Care Webinar

Social Work: Credentials, Climate and Value Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:30 – save on auto repairs 2:30 PM Eastern This webinar will provide a brief background of the hospice and palliative care macro-level climate in which social workers operate. Learn the significance of credentialing and its relevant terminology for social workers working in hospice and palliative care settings. For more ... Read More »

Social Work Hospice Leaders Gain Recognition

Several social workers have recently received national recognition for their leadership in hospice and palliative care. Tracy Schroepfer, associate professor and director for the part-time MSW program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Social Work, was selected earlier this year to serve on the steering committee of the National Quality Forum’s Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Project. NASW and ... Read More »