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The Need for Global Capacity Building in Palliative Social Work

Rebecca S. Myers and Elizabeth J. Clark

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/9780199739110.003.0053
The Need for Global Capacity Building in Palliative Social Work

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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:

Palliative care is a human right.

The need for palliative care is growing.

Nations and communities have not fully met the needs for palliative care.

Social workers must provide leadership to build capacity for palliative care around the world.

Strategies and plans to increase capacity for palliative care will differ with each community and nation.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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