Research That Matters (January 17 - 20, 2008)

Saturday, January 19, 2008: 8:00 AM-9:45 AM
Blue Prefunction (Omni Shoreham)
[A/G] Challenges in End-of-Life Care: Social Workers Respond
Symposium Organizer:Crystal Dea Moore, PhD, Skidmore College
Bereaved Hospice Caregivers' Views of the Transition to Hospice
Ellen L. Csikai, PhD, Shadi Martin, PhD
Developing Renal Support Care Teams: Voices from Patients, Families, and Staff
Joan Berzoff, EdD, Jennifer Swankowski
Educating Social Workers about End-of-Life Care: Older African Americans' Perspectives
Karen Bullock, PhD
Majority of Nursing Home Social Services Departments Involved in End-of-Life Care
Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD
Abstract Text:
This symposium was organized by the SSWR's End-of-Life Interest Group and includes four papers that address the theme of Challenges in End-of-Life Care: Social Work Researchers Respond. These papers collectively speak to the pressing social problem of improving end-of-life care in a variety of applied settings (nursing home, hospice/hospital, outpatient, and community contexts) with diverse populations, and employ a range of research methods. The presenters will discuss the central role of social work in addressing complex end-of-life issues faced by patients and families, the importance of professional practice and social policy in responding holistically to end-of-life care needs, and future research directions.

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