Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network.
This is the website for the newly formed 501c3 organization for social workers in hospice and palliative care. Its aim is to advance this specialty within social work practice, education, research, and policy. It provides up to date resources, conference announcements, a newsletter and other eblasts of current events, advice from experts on particular topic areas, and a members only virtual practice community for discussion and networking. Members also have free access to the Journal of Social Work in end-of-life and palliative care. This network seeks to advance the role of the social worker in caring for the seriously ill, providing relief from pain, improving quality of life, supporting family and friends, assisting with difficult decision-making, and working with trauma, grief and loss.
National Palliative Care Research Center.
This is a new website that provides research resources and reviews current studies in palliative care. It also provides opportunities for continued training and mentoring in research. This center supports a broad range of grants for research in hospice and palliative care.
National Association of Social Workers.
This national social work organization has developed standards for the generalist social work practitioner, an online training program and is in the process of working together with NHPCO to develop a credential for social workers who specialize in hospice and palliative care practice.
Growth House, Inc is an award-winning site that provides a broad range of resources for lifethreatening illness and end of life care. Their primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration. Their search engine gives you access to over 4,000 pages of reviewed educational materials from over forty major health care organizations. They aspire to be a portal to the best materials from partner organizations, including the full text of several books.
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CSWE Gero-Ed Center
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