Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

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Terry Altilio, Shirley Otis-Green
Oxford University Press, USA, Mar 28, 2011 - Medical - 812 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Historical Context
3
Social Work Practice Setting Specific
41
Social Work Practice Screening Assessment and Intervention
167
PopulationSpecific Practice
329
Collaborations in Palliative Care
413
Regional Voices from a Global Perspective
515
Ethics
603
Professional Issues
671
Lessons Learned along the Yellow Brick Road
785
Patient Narratives
789
Index
797
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Terry Altilio, MSW, ACSW, LCSW is Coordinator of Social Work for the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. In addition to direct work with patients and families, she has published and lectured on topics such as pain management, ethics,
palliative care, and psychosocial issues in end of life. She received a Project on Death in America Social Work Leadership award to establish a social work post graduate fellowship and the Social Work Network in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, an e-mail discussion group that currently networks over
500 social workers. In 2003, she received the Social Worker of the Year award from the Association of Oncology Social Work and is a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow.

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker and Senior Research Specialist in Nursing Research and Education at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. Her clinical work, research, presentations and publications focus on transdisciplinary palliative care and
integrated symptom management with a special emphasis on underserved populations. Shirley is the Principal Investigator of two National Cancer Institute-funded grants. She received a Social Work Leadership Award from the Project on Death in America and is a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow. Shirley
received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Hawaii and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in palliative care at Lancaster University in Great Britain.

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