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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Emerging Identity of Palliative Social Workers

Philip C. Higgins

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

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Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739110
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0004
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Emerging Identity of Palliative Social Workers

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This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

As palliative social work continues to develop as a specialty practice, it will be important to develop a clear sense of professional identity.

Adaptation of Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory and Atkinson, Morten & Sue's minority identity development theory highlights challenges and opportunities in palliative social work identity development.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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