The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Author(s): Edited by Terry Altilio and Shirley Otis-Green

Social Work | Palliative Care

This comprehensive, evidence-informed text provides clinicians, researchers, policy-makers and academicians, with content to inform and enrich the guidelines recommended by the National Consensus Project and the National Quality Forum Preferred Practices. It is designed to meet the needs of health social work professionals who seek to provide culturally sensitive biopsychosocial-spiritual care for patients and families living with life-threatening illness. Edited by two of the leading social work clinician-researchers in the US, this text serves as the definitive resource for practicing clinicians and fulfills the need for social work faculty who wish to complement general health care texts with information specific to palliative and end-of-life care.

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 The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work is an excellent resource for all clinicians who have the privilege of caring for seriously ill patients and their families. We recommend it as a necessary resource for every palliative care and hospice team, and we suggest it as an important reference for all social workers and social work trainees practicing in health care. Additionally, the book provides valuable information for leaders of health care systems and for policy makers who are preparing to face the challenge of creating large-scale interventions to meet the needs of this patient population. --Journal of Palliative Care, Jan 2013

This comprehensive textbook emphasizes the important role of the social worker in palliative care and sets the standards for the practice of palliative social work...The book will be an essential tool for all practioners and all those involved in palliative care. Anticancer Research This is an impressive book and very reseonably priced. It covers the field of palliative and social work and helps set the standard. It will be invaluable for anyone training in palliative social work...it will also be a useful refernce for other members of the palliative care family, be they doctors or nurses or other allied health professionals, to gain a better understanding of what palliative social work is all about. This comprehensive compendium will provide a useful tool for palliative care social workers. It will also inform anyone, whether or not working in palliative care, about the value of social work at the end of life. --Mortality, Sept 2012

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work is an indispensable resource for all social workers who share in the care for this very special population of patients and their loved ones; its a beautiful and valuable compendium of knowledge about theoretical and practical issues for social workers which help beginners as well as experienced specialists in their practice. --Journal of Palliative Care

Terry Altilio, MSW, ACSW, LCSW is Coordinator of Social Work for the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. In addition to direct work with patients and families, she has published and lectured nationally and internationally on topics such as pain management, ethics, palliative care and psychosocial issues in end-of-life care. She received a Project on Death in America Social Work Leadership award to establish a social work post graduate fellowship in palliative care and the Social Work Network in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, an email discussion group which currently networks over 500 social workers.


Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker and Senior Research Specialist in Nursing Research and Education at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. Her clinical work, research, presentations and publications focus on transdisciplinary palliative care and integrated symptom management with a special emphasis on underserved populations. Shirley is the Principal Investigator of two National Cancer Institute-funded grants, and developed the nationally recognized Promoting Excellence in Pain Management and Palliative Care for Social Workers course. She received a Social Work Leadership Award from the Project on Death in America and is a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow.

HISTORICAL CONTEXT; 1. Social Work and Palliative Care: The Early History - Dame Cicely Saunders; 2. Palliative Social Work: An Historical Perspective - Bernice C. Harper; 3. Defining Social Work's Role and Leadership Contributions in Palliative Care - Susan Blacker and Grace H. Christ; 4. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The Emerging Identity of Palliative Social Workers - Phillip C. Higgins; SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: SETTING-SPECIFIC; 5. Palliative Care Consultation - Colleen M. Mulkerin; 6. Palliative Social Work in the Intensive Care Unit - Andrew J. McCormick; 7. Palliative Social Work in the Emergency Department - Robin Rudy Lawson; 8. Social Work and Palliative Care in Hospice - Sherri Weisenfluh; 9. Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: The Invaluable Role of Social Work - Stacy F. Orloff; 10. Home Based Palliative Care -Elena Davis-Stenhouse, Kennan Moore and Becky Niemeyer; 11. Palliative Care in Long-term Care Facilities - Mercedes Bern-Klug and Kelsey Simons; 12. Palliative Care for Veterans - Louisa Daratsos; 13. Special Considerations in Rural and Inner City Areas - Richard B. Francoeur, Susan Murty and Bernice Sandowski; 14. Clinical Trials and the Role of Social Work - Karlynn BrintzenhofSzoc; 15. Key Roles for Palliative Social Work in Correctional Settings - John F. Linder and Sheila R. Enders; SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: SCREENING, ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION; 16. Screening, Assessment and a Problem Solving Intervention for Distress among Palliative Care Patients - James Zabora; 17. Mental Health Risk in Palliative Care: The Social Work Role - Katherine Walsh and Susan Hedlund; 18. Addressing Suffering in Palliative Care: Two Psychotherapeutic Models - Lissa Parsonnet and Carrie Lethborg; 19. Spirituality and Social Work Practice in Palliative Care - Dona J. Reese; 20. Discovering Strengths and Growth in Palliative Care - Susan Cadell, Sheryl Shermak and Meaghen Johnston; 21. Caregivers in Palliative Care: Roles and Responsibilities - Myra Glajchen; 22. Families & Family Conferencing - Iris Cohen Fineberg and Amy Bauer; 23. The Doctor Within: Integrative Medicine, Social Work and Palliative Care - Lucia McBee; 24. Sexuality, Sensuality and Intimacy in Palliative Care - Les Gallo-Silver; 25. The Social Work Role in Pain and Symptom Management - John G. Cagle and Terry Altilio; 26. The Whys and Wherefores of Support Groups: helping people cope - Nancy J. Sherman; 27. Social Work and Technology: The software and hard drive of patient and family care - Katharine M. Campbell; 28. Bereavement in the Beginning Phase of Life: Grief in children and their families - Nancy F. Cincotta; 29. Holding On and Letting Go: The Red Thread of Adult Bereavement - Susan Gerbino and Mary Raymer; POPULATION-SPECIFIC PRACTICE; 30. Palliative Social Work and Oncology Care - A. Marlene Lockey, Diane Benefiel and Margaret Meyer; 31. Palliative Care in Chronic Kidney Disease - Teri Browne; 32. Emerging Opportunities for Palliative Social Workers: Organ Failure and Neurological Disease - Kelly M. McHenry and Robin Rudy Lawson; 33. Social Work, HIV Disease and Palliative Care - William Goeren; 34. Palliative Care with Vulnerable Populations - Sarah Gehlert and Teresa Moro; 35. Palliative Care with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Persons - Kathryn M. Smolinski and Yvette Colon; 36. Social Work in Pediatric Palliative Care - Barbara L. Jones, Stacy S. Remke and Farya Phillips; 37. Palliative Social Work with Older Adults and their Families - Daniel S. Gardner; COLLABORATIONS IN PALLIATIVE CARE; 38. Teamwork in Palliative Care: An Integrative Approach - Doretta Stark; 39. Social Work and Psychology - Becky Anderson, Louise Marasco, Julia Kasl-Godley and Sheila Kennedy; 40. Social Work, Fundraising and Philanthropy: It's not just about money - Laura Benson and Carolyn Messner; 41. Social Work, Self-Advocates and Users of Palliative Care Services - Peter Beresford and Suzy Croft; 42. Social Work and Pharmacy- Maura Conry, Christopher M. Herndon and Diane R. Jackson; 43. Social Work and Child Life: A family's journey with childhood cancer- Ellen Goldring and Judith Solomon; 44. Social Work and Psychiatry - Jimmie Holland and Anne Hamilton Martin; 45. Social Work and Creative Arts Services - John Mondanaro and Stacey Needleman; 46. Social Workers and Physicians - J.J. Nadicksbernd, Kathryn Thornberry and Charles F. von Gunten; 47. Social Work and Nursing - Holly Nelson-Becker and Betty Ferrell; 48. Social Work and Speech Pathology: Supporting Communication in Palliative Care - Robin Pollens and Marie C. Lynn; 49. Palliative Social Work and Genetics - John Quillin, Jaclyn Miller and Joann N. Bodurtha; 50. Social Work and Spiritual Care Professionals - Donna L. Soltura and Linda F. Piotrowski; 51. Social Work and Bioethics: Enhanced resolution of ethical dilemmas and the challenges along the way - Gary L. Stein and Jeanne Kerwin; 52. Social Work and Volunteers - Wendy Walters and Dennis E. Watts; PALLIATIVE SOCIAL WORK: REGIONAL VOICES FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE; 53. The Need for Global Capacity Building for Palliative Social Work - Rebecca Myers and Elizabeth J. Clark; 54. Palliative Care, Culture and the Pacific Basin - Linda Anngela Cole, Lana Sue Ka'opua and Yvonne Yim; 55. Palliative Social Work in Canada - Susan Cadell and Harvey Bosma; 56. Palliative Social Work in Central Eastern Europe: Case of Romania - Csaba Degi; 57. Palliative Social Work in Buenos Aires, Argentina - Elena D'Urbano; 58. Australian Palliative Social Work - Julie Garrard, Julie Greathouse, Susan Hearn and Patricia McKinnon; 59. Palliative Social Work: An African Perspective - Jennifer Jane Hunt and Valerie Maasdorp; 60. Palliative Social Work: An Indian Perspective - A. Jagannathan and S. Juvva; 61. Palliative Social Work in Japan - Yukie Kurihara; 62. Palliative Social Work in a Chinese Context: An Integrated framework for Culturally Respectful Practice - Pamela Pui Yu Lueng and Cecilia Lai Wan Chan; 63. Palliative Social Work in Singapore - Tzer Wee Ng and Cheng Wan Peh; 64. Palliative Social Work in The UK - Malcolm Payne and Margaret Reith; 65. Palliative Social Work in Israel - Shlomit Perry; 66. Selected Issues in Palliative Care among East Jerusalem Arab Residents - Hanan Qasim; ETHICS; 67. Ethical Considerations in Palliative Care: An Overview - Patricia O'Donnell; 68. The Social Work Role in Decision-Making: Ethical, Psychosocial and Cultural Perspectives - Tracy Borgmeyer; 69. Advance Directives from a Social Work Perspective: Influence of Culture and Family Dynamics - Karen Bullock; 70. Pediatric Palliative Care: Ethics and Decision Making - Hollye Harrington-Jacobs; 71. Social Work's Ethical Challenge: Supporting the Terminally Ill Who Consider a Hastened Death - John Linder, Tracy Schroepfer and Pamela Miller; 72. Palliative Sedation: A View through the Kaleidoscope - Terry Altilio; PROFESSIONAL ISSUES; 73. Navigating in Swampy Lowlands: A Relational Approach to Practice-Based Learning in Palliative Care - David Browning and Susan Gerbino; 74. Enhancing Professionalism, Leadership and Advocacy: A Call to Arms - Mary Raymer and Gary Gardia; 75. The Power and Potential of Language - Terry Altilio; 76. Growing the Workforce: Professional Development - Barbara Jones and Ellen Csikai; 77. Professional Connections for Palliative Social Workers - Ellen Csikai; 78. Financial Considerations for the Palliative Social Worker - Jamie Goldberg and Michal Scharlin; 79. Social Work Research Agenda in Palliative & End-of-Life Care - Guadalupe Palos; 80. Merging Research and Clinical Practice -Debra Oliver Parker and Karla Washington; 81. Continuous Quality Improvement and Organizational Change - Barbara Ivanko; 82. Policy Issues in Palliative and End-of-Life Care - Judith Peres; 83. Self-care as Best Practice in Palliative Care - Elizabeth Clark; 84. Legacy Building: Implications for Reflective Practice - Shirley Otis-Green; EPILOGUE: LESSONS LEARNED; APPENDIX: INDEX OF PATIENT NARRATIVES; INDEX

General Fields

  • : 9780199739110
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : July 2011
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 362.175
  • : 784
  • : Illustrations, 1 map
  • : Edited by Terry Altilio and Shirley Otis-Green