Australian Palliative Social Work

Julie Garrard, Julie Greathouse, Sue Hearn and Patricia McKinnon

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:
Australian 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:

Historical and geographic issues have an essential impact on the provision of palliative social work in Australia.

System changes and challenges impact the palliative social work role; and social work profile, education, research, and interventions develop in response to changes.

Palliative social work focus on the needs of minority groups

Models of bereavement services vary significantly across Australia.

Chapter.  3967 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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