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Palliative care : a guide for health social workers

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  • Creator edited by Bridget Sumser, Meagan Lyon Leimena, and Terry Altilio
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
  • Physical Details
    • xx, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0190669624, 0190669616, 0190669608, 9780190669614, 9780190669607, 9780190669621
  • OCLC on1051775175, on1051777004


  • "This book is an innovative, practical approach to equipping health social workers with theoretical and clinical tools to integrate palliative care principles into practice with individuals, families, teams and institutions. The editors and authors seek to honor the coherence of palliative care and social work, re- awakening the potential of thousands of health social workers to lead and inform the IOM mandate for high quality, humane patient- centered family focused care"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction : in plain sight / Terry Altilio, Meagan Lyon Leimena, and Bridget Sumser -- The convergence of social work practice : integrating health social work and specialist palliative care / Colleen M. Mulkerin -- Structure and processes of care / Anne Keleman and Regina Tosca -- Physical aspects of care / Terry Altilio and Meagan Lyon Leimena -- Psychological aspects of care / Christopher Onderdonk and Kathryn Thornberry -- Social aspects of care / Karra Bikson -- Spiritual, religious, and existential dimensions of care / Dana Ribiero-Miller, Melissa Stewart, and Bridget Sumser -- Cultural aspects of care / Yvette Colón -- Care of patients and families at the end of life / Susan Conceicao and Ginny Swenson -- Legal and ethical aspects of care / Kathryn M. Smolinksi -- Special issues in children and older adults / Terry Altilio, Meagan Lyon Leimena, Bridget Sumser, Allie Shukraft, Martha Schermer, Mercedes Bern-Klug and Amy L. Lemke -- Epilogue / Terry Altilio
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