"Safe passage": social work roles and functions in hospice care

Title

"Safe passage": social work roles and functions in hospice care

Creator

Rusnack B; Schaefer SM; Moxley D

Publisher

Social Work In Health Care

Date

1988

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Terminal Care; Aged; Professional-Family Relations; Interprofessional Relations; Hospices; Professional-Patient Relations; Social Work

Description

What are social work's unique roles and functions in behalf of patients and their families in hospice care? The question is answered in the first phase of a Joint Research Project of social work faculty, hospice social workers and graduate social work students. The special roles, illustrative functions and potential outcomes of social work in hospice are identified. Case examples are utilized to illustrate social work's response to patients, families, staff and the service network. The authors hypothesize that social workers in hospice and other health care settings are instrumental in charting and facilitating within a nurturing environment a "safe passage" for the person-in-transition.
1988

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Rusnack B; Schaefer SM; Moxley D, “"Safe passage": social work roles and functions in hospice care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 26, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12425.