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Australian Palliative Social Work 

Australian Palliative Social Work
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Australian Palliative Social Work
Author(s):

Julie Garrard

, Julie Greathouse

, Sue Hearn

, and Patricia McKinnon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0058
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date: 02 December 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:

Historical and geographic issues have an essential impact on the provision of palliative social work in Australia.

System changes and challenges impact the palliative social work role; and social work profile, education, research, and interventions develop in response to changes.

Palliative social work focus on the needs of minority groups

Models of bereavement services vary significantly across Australia.

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