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Social Work and Nursing: Creating Effective Collaborations in Palliative Care

Nelson-Becker Holly and Betty R. Ferrell

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/9780199739110.003.0047
Social Work and Nursing: Creating Effective Collaborations 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:

Opportunities abound for social work and nursing collaboration as nurses and social workers provide holistic integrative care for patients and their families informed by best practices from both professions.

Specific strategies to enhance successful collaboration by nurses and social workers as members of interdisciplinary teams include role clarity, open communication, fluidity, collective ownership of goals, self and team reflection; and structural support.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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