Hospice Social Work by Dona ReeseHospice Social Work by Dona Reese

Hospice Social Work

byDona Reese

Paperback | February 26, 2013

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The first text to explore the history, characteristics, and challenges of hospice social work, this volume weaves leading research into an underlying framework for practice and care. A longtime practitioner, Dona J. Reese describes the hospice social work role in assessment and intervention with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the community, while honestly confronting the personal and professional difficulties of such life-changing work. She introduces a well-tested model of psychosocial and spiritual variables that predict hospice client outcomes, and she advances a social work assessment tool to document their occurrence. Operating at the center of national leaders' coordinated efforts to develop and advance professional organizations and guidelines for end-of-life care, Reese reaches out with support and practice information, helping social workers understand their significance in treating the whole person, contributing to the cultural competence of hospice settings, and claiming a definitive place within the hospice team.

Dona J. Reese is an associate professor at the School of Social Work, Southern Illinois University. She is a former hospice social worker and former Social Worker Section Leader for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and she has worked with colleagues to advance the field through the National Hospice Social Work Su...
Title:Hospice Social WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pagesPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231134355

ISBN - 13:9780231134354

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. End-of-Life Care in the United States2. Current Status of Social Work in Hospice3. A Model for Psychosocial and Spiritual Care in Hospice4. Hospice Social Work Practice on the Micro Level5. Mezzo Context of Hospice Social Work: Work with Families6. Macro Context of Hospice Social Work: Organization7. Cultural Competence in Hospice8. Personal Preparation and Social Worker Self-Care9. Future Challenges in the Field of Hospice Social Work: Looking AheadAppendix A. Social Work Assessment ToolAppendix B. National Association of Social WorkersAppendix C. Team Functioning ScaleIndex

Editorial Reviews

This book is well organized and readable and benefits from occasional examples of individual cases, sometimes from the author's own experience.