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Grief

It is likely that nearly every clinician in America will be working with a suicide loss survivor or “suicide bereaved” person at some point in time.As a clinical community, we have a lot to learn about working with suicide loss survivors. more

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Loss and suffering often go hand-in-hand, and social work frequently entails working with individuals who have experienced loss. Examples include settings such as nursing homes, cancer programs, hospices, ICUs, addictions, prisons, and foster care. more

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Feelings of grief will not stop for a holiday, a wedding, or other “cheerful” event. Coping with grief during the holidays is challenging and requires support and understanding. more

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As a palliative social worker, I have the opportunity to address gaps in care and provide the education so many people need when they are living with a terminal disease. Little did I know, however, the enormity of the challenge I was undertaking. more

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It was while saying good-bye to my grandmother that I was reassured of my choice to begin my social work journey in end-of-life care. I felt called to live out my grandparents’ memory by serving other individuals and families affected by death. more

Social Work Month Project 2017 1 Comments

There is so much that we get wrong about grief, and it isn’t surprising. Like most things in life, we are desperately trying to keep an unwieldy process orderly and comprehensible. The fact about grief, though, is that it is neither. more

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