Defining Core Competencies and a Call to Action: Dissecting and Embracing the Crucial and Multifaceted Social Work Role in Pediatric Palliative Care

Title

Defining Core Competencies and a Call to Action: Dissecting and Embracing the Crucial and Multifaceted Social Work Role in Pediatric Palliative Care

Creator

Jonas D; Patneaude A; Purol N; Scanlon C; Remke S

Publisher

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Date

2022

Subject

Education; Interdisciplinary; Palliative care; Pediatric; Social work

Description

While social workers are a well-established, part of the pediatric palliative care team, this manuscript presents the first published definition of the core competencies of a pediatric palliative care social worker. National experts in the field, guided by the pediatric special interest group of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN), worked together to articulate, and define core competencies. As the field of pediatric palliative care (PPC) continues to grow and develop, these competencies will help to better delineate the specific skill base of social workers in PPC. Such competencies may also create clearer role definition for emerging PPC social workers, guide training, clinical supervision, and mentorship in the field. They can also support improved interdisciplinary practice by assisting interprofessional colleagues in understanding and articulating the critical role of social workers as part of the PPC team. Additionally, such competencies may contribute to the growing development of role descriptions necessary for the hiring of social workers onto growing PPC teams, while also providing a framework for the creation and support of curricula centered on the subspeciality education and training of the next generation of PPC social workers. Copyright © 2022 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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Citation List Month

June 2022 List

Collection

Citation

Jonas D; Patneaude A; Purol N; Scanlon C; Remke S, “Defining Core Competencies and a Call to Action: Dissecting and Embracing the Crucial and Multifaceted Social Work Role in Pediatric Palliative Care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 18, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17931.

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