Passion, Purpose, and Preparation: The Power of Palliative Social Work
By Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C
How are you spending your days? Wisely and well? Working in palliative and oncology care, I am acutely conscious of how quickly time passes and how uncertain is our future. My wish for you is that your days are filled with passion. Passion for your family and friends and personal interests, but passion for your work as well.
Passion is our strongest motivator and most reliable indicator that our actions are authentically our own. Passion fuels our efforts to be a force for change. And a transformation in how care is currently delivered is desperately needed. Our fragmented health “system” is poorly designed for the care that our patients and their care partners so urgently need.