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Public hospital palliative social work: addressing patient cultural diversity and psychosocial needs.
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PMID:  22946687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Through creative practice innovations and a wide range of professional competencies, social work has contributed substantively to the development of the palliative care field (Harper, 2011 ). As the field continues to grow and evolve, new opportunities are emerging to profile palliative social work in diverse health care settings. A statewide initiative to spread palliative care in California's public hospitals provided just such an opportunity. Palliative social workers from six public hospitals participating in the initiative formed a group to discuss palliative social work in this unique hospital setting. This article highlights the group's insights and experiences as they address the significant cultural diversity and psychosocial needs of public hospital patients receiving palliative care.
Monique Parrish; Yvette Cárdenas; Regina Epperhart; Jose Hernandez; Susana Ruiz; Linda Russell; Karolina Soriano; Kathryn Thornberry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1552-4264     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235219     Medline TA:  J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
a LifeCourse Strategies , Orinda , California , USA.
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