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Social Work, Self-Advocates, and Users of Palliative Care

Beresford Peter and Croft Suzy

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739110
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0041
Social Work, Self-Advocates, and Users of Palliative Care

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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:

Social work is being impacted internationally by a major new initiative related to self-advocacy, user or consumer involvement in the services people receive.

Social work has been a pioneer of innovation in this field.

This major development has begun to move forward into the context of palliative social work.

Understanding the historical, policy, and the philosophical context will assist social workers to embrace collaboration with consumers of palliative care as a natural extension of the profession's commitment to advocacy.

There are existing learning and positive experiences that provide a basis for moving forward to effectively engage consumers in the crafting of the palliative services to the benefit of recipients, practitioners, and policy makers.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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