Winter 2013

I should have seen it coming when I slipped on the bullet casings strewn across the front steps. Or when I rang the doorbell and heard an angry-sounding voice bellow, “Who are you and what do you want?” I identified myself as the hospice social Read more

Practice 2 Comments

Social work students and practitioners are at risk for carrying large amounts of educational and credit card debt. To make sound financial decisions before, during, and after college, social work students and practitioners need Read more


Getting social work students and field directors to think outside the box is a necessary and vital part of enhancing the social work curriculum. Students, do not be afraid to ask for new and innovative practicum sites. Read more

Field Placement

It’s not an event that anyone “likes” to plan for. However, in our roles as social workers, we know that it can be extremely beneficial to make one’s wishes known toward the end of life. Read more


Interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) are emerging concepts that are important to social workers and others working in healthcare settings. Read more


Nobody is perfect. And certainly, it would be naïve to assume that social workers are perfect in their professional practice. What happens when we make a mistake—perhaps an error of judgment, an unintentional imposition of biases or assumptions, or Read more

Ethics 1 Comments


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