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Author Beresford, Peter.

Title Palliative care, social work, and service users : making life possible / Peter Beresford, Lesley Adshead, and Suzy Croft ; foreword by Dorothy Rowe
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents Palliative care : a new perspective -- Becoming involved with palliative care -- Starting the palliative care social work journey -- What does the social worker do? -- What service users value most -- Working with difference -- Exploring outcomes : evaluating specialist palliative care social work -- Accessing specialist palliative care social work : a broader image problem? -- The problem of referral -- The nature, strengths and weaknesses of practice -- Theory and practice -- Specialist palliative care social work : a service in the shadows? -- Issues for the future
Summary This unique book provides a rare look at social work and palliative care from the perspective of service users. It is the first to investigate specialist palliative care social work from this viewpoint. Drawing on new original research, the authors examine service users' experiences of social work and palliative care, tracking their journeys through it, exploring the care they receive and the effects of culture and difference through their first hand comments and ideas. The writers link service users' critiques with broader debates and developments in social work and palliative care and consider the implications of the book's findings for the formation of policy and practice and for future professional education and training. A groundbreaking text, "Palliative Care, Social Work and Service Users" is of particular value to social work professionals, palliative care workers, educators, researchers and policy makers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-260) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Care of the sick.
Palliative treatment.
Social work with the terminally ill.
Hospice Care.
Palliative Care.
Social Work.
Form Electronic book
Author Adshead, Lesley, 1953-
Croft, Suzy.
LC no. 2006020067
ISBN 1280929537
1846425735 (electronic bk.)
9781846425738 (electronic bk.)