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Social Work in Palliative Care

Chapter

Abstract

Palliative care has a unique place in medicine. It calls us to acts of compassion, touches our deepest fears, raises profound questions of life and death, and offers the possibility of transcendence. Social work, with its rich tradition of understanding and assisting individuals in extreme circumstances, is well positioned to address the special challenges faced by patients, families, and medical team members.

Keywords

Palliative Care Social Worker Care Plan Compassion Fatigue Palliative Care Team 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Practice Residency ProgramGlendale Adventist Medical CenterGlendaleUSA
  2. 2.Palliate Care Consult ServiceHuntington HospitalPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Huntington Cancer Center, Huntington HospitalPasadenaUSA

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