Tag Archives: life

End-of-life cultural competence need grows

By Maren Dale, News contributor Social workers are aware of the importance of building cultural awareness in order to work effectively with people from various racial and ethnic groups. However, the need has increased for social workers to dive deeper and develop cultural competence in relation to specific practice areas, including end-of-life care. Fueling this need is the fact that ... 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 co-sponsors Circle of Life awards

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW was once again a co-sponsor of the Circle of Life awards, which honor and celebrate innovation in palliative and end-of-life care. Other sponsors of the July award ceremony in San Diego were the American Hospital Association, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, National Hospice Foundation and the Catholic Health Association. The award winners ... Read More »

Zabora is new director of Life with Cancer for the Inova

Social work spotlight James Zabora has resigned from his position as dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service and professor of social work to assume the role of director of Life with Cancer for the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia. Zabora came to the Catholic University of America after a 20-year career at The Johns Hopkins University ... Read More »

Coaching can be logical career move

By Paul R. Pace, News staff The term “life coach” was among the 100 new additions to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary this year. The phrase started in the mid-1980s and is commonly used to describe those who help others achieve their personal best. Many social workers — who are skilled in helping clients cope with challenges — say coaching comes naturally, ... Read More »