Category Archives: Social work

Discovering people’s strengths and resources at the end of life

David Oliviere, Social Worker, Counsellor and Educationalist, describes the influence of Elisabeth Earnshaw-Smith on social work in palliative care – a backgrounder to David’s longer article in the January/February issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Who was it … Continue reading

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Communication – why it’s so important in palliative care

Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre in Pune, in the state of Maharashtra in India, has provided free inpatient and home care for cancer patients and their families since 1997.  Simoni Binoy describes one of the weekly case presentations conducted by … Continue reading

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Strengths and resources: What palliative care social work is made of

In November 2014, the European Association for Palliative Care published a new white paper: Core competencies for palliative care social work in Europe. Here, two of the authors, David Oliviere and Pam Firth, recall people who inspired them in developing … Continue reading

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