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The Need for Global Capacity Building in Palliative Social Work 

The Need for Global Capacity Building in Palliative Social Work
The Need for Global Capacity Building in Palliative Social Work

Rebecca S. Myers

and Elizabeth J. Clark

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date: 02 July 2022

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:

Palliative care is a human right.

The need for palliative care is growing.

Nations and communities have not fully met the needs for palliative care.

Social workers must provide leadership to build capacity for palliative care around the world.

Strategies and plans to increase capacity for palliative care will differ with each community and nation.

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