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Social Work and Speech Pathology: Supporting Communication in Palliative Care 

Social Work and Speech Pathology: Supporting Communication in Palliative Care
Chapter:
Social Work and Speech Pathology: Supporting Communication in Palliative Care
Source:
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
Author(s):

Robin Pollens

and Marie C. Lynn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0048

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:

Speech-language pathologists and social workers can collaborate to support communication and self-determination for individuals with communication impairments.

Speech pathology and social work bring a unique synergy to counseling that focuses on adjustment to illness and medical decision making.

Rehabilitation therapists may collaborate with social workers to provide specific expertise to support palliative care goals.

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