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What makes a good palliative care social worker?

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

Social workers in palliative care should be gentle but direct, able to translate complex medical information into easily understood conversations, and flexible enough to adopt new strategies if one approach does not work, pediatric palliative care social worker Allie Shukraft writes. Social workers must take care of their personal needs while advocating and promoting their professional value to other practitioners and to the care team, Shukraft writes. Pallimed blog (10/15)


Study: Palliative care, oncology partnership may improve outcomes

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 22, 2014

"15-minute test" may help caregivers make end-of-life decisions

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

3-minute assessment may help diagnose delirium in elderly

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 22, 2014

Book review: In "Being Mortal," a surgeon learns about death

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

Calif. physician pushes home-based palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

RN calls for public action to embrace palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 22, 2014

Goodman: Maynard case take emphasis off end-of-life care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 22, 2014

Having children affects cancer treatment, hospice decisions

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

Decisions to go to West Africa to treat Ebola patients can be weighty

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 22, 2014


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