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The one in the chair, waiting in a hospital room, often feels invisible, unseen. more

Creative Work 4 Comments

Book review of Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform more

Reviews & Commentary

MerckManuals.com Focusing on Elder Abuse in Advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15

Expert information on how to prevent elder abuse and recognize and respond to the problem when it does occur will be highlighted on MerckManuals.com, an online medical reference, during the first half of June. more

Social Work News

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

Practice

While she was certainly a challenge, and not at all what I envisioned, Ms. B taught me that I should strive to enter any new client situation with perseverance, patience, compassion, empathy, and maybe a few emergency butter packets. more

Social Work Month Project

My policy class partnered with Love Your School, addressing the effects of obesity and the ability of children to learn and be successful in school through improved access to healthy food, increased physical activity, and nutrition education. more

Social Work Month Project 1 Comments

Social workers must uphold the utmost respect of different ethnic backgrounds by educating themselves on different types of cultural medicinal practices that may strengthen the professional and personal relationship between patient and social worker. more

Social Work Month Project

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 1 Comments

The person initially tasked with ACA implementation was the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014. In this exclusive interview, Secretary Sebelius offers advice to aspiring human service professionals. more

Practice

Listening to and learning from each patient and letting them determine their own goals are the principles at the heart of person-centered social work. more

Practice

In Being Mortal, which aired February 10, 2015, on Frontline (PBS), producer Tom Jennings and Dr. Atul Gwande showcase the exploration of the relationships between the terminally ill and their healthcare providers. more

Reviews & Commentary

The next time you find yourself struggling to indulge in emotional well-being sustaining self-care, remember to give yourself permission to reach for that oxygen mask. It really is okay and necessary. more

Self-Care Summer

Many people are truly called to work with patients who are dying. As someone who didn’t feel called to this work and didn’t have a lot of experience being in the dying space with someone, this was terrifying work for me. more

Careers 4 Comments

I wish she could see that she inspired both my younger sister and me to become social workers. I wish she could see that the way she worked with us has molded my practice. I wish I could say “thank you.” more

Practice

As many of us, as social workers, look toward becoming supportive allies of the trans community, we need to truly interrogate what it means to be an ally. more

Real World Clinical

West Chester University social work student Callie Fraser writes about Camp Dreamcatcher, a camp for children affected by HIV and AIDS. more

Social Work Month Project 2016

I have an auto-immune condition that resulted in frequent hospital stays. For me, it was not the duties of the social workers with whom I interacted that stood out to me, but rather their ability to connect and communicate with their clients. more

Social Work Month Project 2016

The "six-word story" writing prompt is used in a "Living with Cancer" writing group to facilitate members’ (both patients and caretakers) inner dialog, expression, and themed group conversation. more

Social Work Month Project 2016

The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda May Grobman looks back at the most popular articles of 2015 and looks ahead to 2016 as the new year approaches. more

Linda's Agenda

Pregnancy and infant loss often occurs in silence, causing a moratorium on grief that can have tremendous impact upon the health of the mother and the rest of the family. This grief can transform into various physical and mental health issues. more

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