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Palliative Social Work in Singapore

Peh Cheng Wan and Tzer Wee Ng

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/9780199739110.003.0063
Palliative Social Work in Singapore

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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 service delivery is based on the primary value of family as the unit of care.

Culturally appropriate assessment is integral and essential.

Culturally sensitive intervention tools enhance the clinical relationship and outcomes.

Decision making and truth telling are collaborative processes that begin with family.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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