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Social Work and Physician Collaboration in Palliative Care

J. J. Nadicksbernd, Kathryn Thornberry and Charles F. von Gunten

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/9780199739110.003.0046
Social Work and Physician Collaboration in 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:

Physicians and social workers have different training backgrounds.

Communication styles for physicians and social workers are different.

It is important to make conflicts explicit in order to promote teamwork.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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