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Social Work Practice: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention 

Social Work Practice: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention
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date: 03 April 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:

The term screening is not interchangeable with assessment.

Screening identifies patients that need to take priority for assessment.

Assessment should be based on the needs and concerns of patients as documented in the relevant biopsychosocial-spiritual literature.

Evidence-based interventions, such as problem-solving education, can benefit both patients and family caregivers in terms of management of distress and symptoms related to disease.

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