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The Collaboration of Palliative Care and Oncology Social Work 

The Collaboration of Palliative Care and Oncology Social Work
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The Collaboration of Palliative Care and Oncology Social Work
Author(s):

A.Marlene Lockey

, Diane Benefiel

, and Margaret Meyer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0030
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date: 20 January 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:

Oncology social work requires the ability to work with existential suffering.

Psychosocial assessment is the beginning of social work intervention.

Palliative interventions start with cancer diagnosis.

Oncology social workers and palliative social workers share many skills.

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