Category Archives: Social work

A tribute to Julia Franklin – a palliative care social worker who stood firm for caring relationships

In 2015, we published ‘Palliative Stories’, a series of posts from the perspective of patients and family carers. One of our contributors was Julia Franklin who described what it felt like to change gear from health professional to patient. We are … Continue reading

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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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The art of social work in palliative care: EAPC publishes new White Paper on core competencies

Dr Sean Hughes, Research Associate, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, explains the background to a longer article published in the November/December issue of the ‘European Journal of Palliative Care’. My work in more than … Continue reading

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A legacy of psychosocial care

David Oliviere, Former Director of Education and Training, St Christopher’s Hospice, UK, and Pam Firth, Independent Consultant in Psychosocial Palliative Care, consider the legacy of Frances Sheldon, one of the founders of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). This … Continue reading

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Social Work – Looking inwards, looking outwards

MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 13TH EAPC WORLD CONGRESS… Andrea Dechamps, Director of Social Work, Bereavement and Welfare, St Christopher’s Hospice, UK, gives a glimpse of what social workers were discussing at the pre-congress meeting. There was talk of elephants and … Continue reading

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