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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Emerging Identity of Palliative Social Workers 

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Emerging Identity of Palliative Social Workers
Chapter:
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Emerging Identity of Palliative Social Workers
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Author(s):

Philip C. Higgins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0004

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:

As palliative social work continues to develop as a specialty practice, it will be important to develop a clear sense of professional identity.

Adaptation of Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory and Atkinson, Morten & Sue's minority identity development theory highlights challenges and opportunities in palliative social work identity development.

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