Tag Archives: Palliative Care

Free Teleconference: Joint Commission Palliative Care Certification for Hospital Programs

“Ask the Reviewer” session to be held December 1, 2011 Interested in learning about the new Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care offered by the Joint Commission? Dial in to the Joint Commission’s free teleconference, featuring a palliative care reviewer and other Joint Commission experts, on December 1, 2011. Don’t miss this opportunity to dialogue with Joint Commission staff about ... Read More »

Celebrate National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: Educate and Advocate

Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an observance of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this November! Help preserve and expand access to hospice services with NHPCO’s Hospice Action Network. Access free educational materials for professionals and consumers at the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)’s multimedia Hospice Information Center. Earn 2.5 CE credits by ... Read More »

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month is here

From NHPCO: November is the best time to thank those who ensure that you provide the best care possible to your patients and families.  Celebrate the month by recognizing those who listen and provide hands-on care. Whether they are staff or volunteers, work in the office or out in the field, donate to your program, or refer patients to hospice – let ... Read More »

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – Oct 9, 2010

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. The theme for World Day 2010, which will take place on 9 October, is “Sharing the care”. From www.worldday.org: “This Day is for people to engage in events and activities to raise awareness and funds to support the development of hospice ... Read More »

NASW Endorses National Report Advocating For Care Of Chronic Pain

Recommendations Include Social Work Training and Mental Health Parity In November 2009, a panel of experts released a report calling for increased interdisciplinary training on pain care and other systemic reforms to improve treatment of chronic pain throughout the United States. The panel was convened by the Mayday Fund, a family foundation dedicated to reducing human suffering caused by pain. ... Read More »

Hot Topics from August Health & Social Work Journal

The August issue of Health & Social Work (Vol. 34, No. 3) covers a wide range of topics important to social work and social workers, with the “Viewpoint” feature article by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) on posttraumatic stress disorder. Below is a sampling of what’s inside the issue. Download the table of contents of the August Health & Social Work ... Read More »

Social Workers Introduce Much Anticipated Baccalaureate Level Hospice Credential

Credential designed for social workers who specialize in hospice and palliative care The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has partnered with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to develop a baccalaureate level credential for social workers who specialize in hospice and palliative care. The Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW) designation is now available for bachelor’s ... Read More »