Newsline - March 2011 - (Page 23)

March is National Social Work Month: Give the Gift of Knowledge In recognition of National Social Work Month, NewsLine asked Sherri Weisenfluh, LCSW, ACHP-SW, the Social Work Section leader for NHPCO’s National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals, to share some of her favorite social work resources—as a possible gift idea for the social workers serving your program. While it was no small feat to winnow them down to a select few, here are several that Sherri recommends: The Journal of Social Work in End of Life and Palliative Care Published by Taylor & Francis Group and edited by Ellen Csikai, this is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes psychosocial research and invited articles. It is an excellent source of current information. Dying, Death and Bereavement in Social Work Practice Written by Terry Wolfer and Vicki Runnion, this book offers a set of detailed case studies and companion teaching notes that can be utilized for orientation, clinical supervision or to facilitate discussion of common ethical dilemmas. It is published by Columbia University Press. Living with Dying Published in 2004 and edited by Joan Berzoff and Phyllis Silverman, this is another excellent resource for social workers seeking a deeper understanding of social work practice. Berzoff and Silverman cover theoretical aspects of death and clinical practice issues, and offer chapters on leadership and self care. Just Released—Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work Shirley Otis-Green, Lisa Kilburn and Terry Altillio worked with social worker authors (both national and international) to create this inaugural textbook, reflecting a vision of palliative care that is integrated across settings, populations and disease states. It is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. (See the display ad on page 25.) March was officially established as National Social Work Month in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. Under the leadership of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the month of March serves to promote social issues and the profession. As this year’s theme, NASW has chosen “Social Workers Change Futures” to promote the role of the social worker as a positive change agent. Learn more by visiting the NASW website. continued on next page NewsLine 23 NHPCO salutes all social workers, especially those who have dedicated their practice to end-of-life care. Your expertise helps patients and families find peace and dignity during the most challenging stage of life. Thank you.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Newsline - March 2011

Newsline - March 2011
NHPCO’s New Staffing Guidelines
A Message From Don
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
Hospice in the Continuum: PACE at Midland Care
Capitol Hill Day 2011
Short Takes
Feedback from NHPCO’s Education Needs Assessment
2011 Reaching Out Grant Recipients
National Healthcare Decisions Day Website
JPSM Call for Papers
CE/CME Training Through NHPCO Webinars
Social Work Resource Recommendations
New Volunteer Outreach Materials Now Online
Volunteer Recognition Gift Ideas (display ad)
The Voice of NCHPP
A Nurse and Chaplain Connect
NCHPP QAPI Section Monthly Chats
Replicate Excellence: MVI (display ad)
Education Opportunities through NFDA (display ad)
Members in the News
Hospice Executive Scholarship Program (display ad)
Upcoming Educational Offerings

Newsline - March 2011