Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

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The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work is a comprehensive, evidence-informed text that addresses the needs of professionals who provide interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive, biopsychosocial-spiritual care for patients and families living with life-threatening illness. Social workers from diverse settings will benefit from its international scope and wealth of patient and family narratives. Unique to this scholarly text is its emphasis on the collaborative nature inherent in palliative care. This definitive resource is edited by two leading palliative social work pioneers who bring together an array of international authors who provide clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and academics with a broad range of content to enrich the guidelines recommended by the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.It need not be a formal process but one that can be encouraged by the social worker because of its potential benefit. ... is another aspect of healing and one in which the oncology social worker and hospital chaplain might collaborate. ... For many patients, information is a coping strategy. It reduces anxiety from uncertainty and can empower a patient to make choices that support his treatment preferences (Charles, Gafni, aamp; Whelan, ; Quill aamp; Brody, ; van der Molem , ).

Title:Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Author:Terry Altilio, Shirley Otis-Green
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-03-28


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