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Palliative Social Work in Central-Eastern Europe: The Emerging Experience of Romania

Csaba L. Dégi

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/9780199739110.003.0056
Palliative Social Work in Central-Eastern Europe: The Emerging Experience of Romania

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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 new, unrecognized, and still in development in Romania.

Cancer and HIV/AIDS-related needs are prevalent in Romania.

Social work in palliative care is limited in Romania, with few training opportunities.

Traditional, family-based culture of care is central to palliative practice.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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