Creating social work competencies for practice in hospice palliative care

Title

Creating social work competencies for practice in hospice palliative care

Creator

Bosma H; Johnston M; Cadell S; Wainwright W; Abernethy N; Feron A; Kelley ML; Nelson F

Publisher

Palliative Medicine

Date

2010

Subject

Child; Humans; Palliative Care; Adult; Canada; Professional Role; Clinical Competence; Interprofessional Relations; Delphi Technique; Practice; PPC Book Chapter 2011 (Kim Widger); Attitudes; Health Knowledge; hospice care; Social Work/education; Educational Measurement/standards

Description

Social workers play an important role in the delivery of Hospice Palliative Care in many diverse settings. The profession brings a unique perspective to end-of-life care that reflects and supports the holistic philosophy of Hospice Palliative Care. Despite the prominent and longstanding position of social work in this area, the role and functions of social workers had not been clearly defined. A Canadian task group of social work practitioners and educators utilized a modified Delphi process to consult front line clinicians nationally, and thereby achieved consensus regarding the identification and description of eleven core competencies in Hospice Palliative Care. These competencies are relevant for social workers at different experience levels across care settings. They can be used to inform social work practice, as well as professional development and educational curricula in this area.
2010

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

79-87

Issue

1

Volume

24

Citation

Bosma H; Johnston M; Cadell S; Wainwright W; Abernethy N; Feron A; Kelley ML; Nelson F, “Creating social work competencies for practice in hospice palliative care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 22, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14106.

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