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Social Work and Palliative Care in Hospice 

Social Work and Palliative Care in Hospice
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Social Work and Palliative Care in Hospice
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Sherri Weisenfluh

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10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0008
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date: 23 September 2020

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:

Social workers play a key role by offering emotional and psychosocial care to patients and families.

Despite efforts to standardize hospice services, variability in programs exists.

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