Tag Archives: Palliative Care

Practice Alert: Seeking NASW Members to Revise NASW Standards for Palliative & End of Life Care

January 2022 The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is establishing a task force that will revise the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care, which was last published in 2004. NASW seeks individuals with the following qualifications to join the task force: Baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree in social work Active NASW membership ... Read More »

Social Work and Palliative Care in Unprecedented Times

Gabrielle Winther

NASW member shares her story of working on the front lines By Gabrielle Winther, LCSW I have been a social worker for 10 years, I have worked in hospice, oncology and currently palliative care. When I started my new position as a clinical social worker in August 2019 in a small community hospital in Hunterdon County, N.J. I never imagined ... Read More »

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 »

Impact of death work on self: Existential and emotional challenges and coping of palliative care professionals

Palliative care professionals work with the dying; dealing with death and bereavement falls within their purview. Dealing with death and bereavement on a day to day basis takes its toll on palliative care professionals. How do they cope? In a recent issue of Health and Social Work published by NASW Press, Wallace Chi Ho Chan, PhD, RSW, FT, Agnes Fong, ... 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 »

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, 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 »