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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)


Increased hospice services may reduce hospitalization

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 15, 2014

Byock: "Legalizing assisted suicide fixes nothing"

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 15, 2014

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

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 17, 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

Coalition promotes end-of-life care awareness among Chinese Americans

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 15, 2014

NIH online conference examines management of opioids

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 15, 2014

Research compares end-of-life care for surgical, medical patients

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 15, 2014

Research traces chain of events that leads to Alzheimer's

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Oct 15, 2014


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