Are You the Solution?
By Helen McNeal
Individuals with an advanced illness or multiple chronic conditions often have multiple and diverse needs from the palliative care team. Pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, assistance finding community resources, help for family caregivers… the list goes on and on.
Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW, a nationally-recognized expert in psychosocial palliative care and hospice has developed a selection of tools and resources to help social workers focus on being the solution – for both patients and families as well as their care team and organization. Culled from the CSU Institute for Palliative Care Post-MSW Certificate in Palliative Care, these tools and resources help social workers working in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, insurance companies and the community to provide the very best care possible to those you serve.