Promoting excellence in pain management and palliative care for social workers

Shirley Otis-Green, Sharon Lucas, Maren Spolum, Betty Ferrell, Marcia Grant

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Abstract

Social workers, like other health care providers, may lack the necessary skills for effective pain and symptom management and to competently address the complex yet critical bio-psychosocial-spiritual needs facing seriously ill patients and their families. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of a national educational program designed to promote excellence in pain management and palliative care for social work professionals. Initial evaluation data (N=276) are presented to demonstrate the feasibility of this innovative educational program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-134
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2008

Keywords

  • Pain management
  • Palliative care
  • Social work education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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