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Palliative Social Work in Singapore 

Palliative Social Work in Singapore
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Palliative Social Work in Singapore
Author(s):

Peh Cheng Wan

and Tzer Wee Ng

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0063
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date: 27 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:

Palliative care service delivery is based on the primary value of family as the unit of care.

Culturally appropriate assessment is integral and essential.

Culturally sensitive intervention tools enhance the clinical relationship and outcomes.

Decision making and truth telling are collaborative processes that begin with family.

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