Social workers commonly address the needs of seriously-ill patients and their families. This work requires competency in skills that now are considered to be palliative care. We recently completed a grant-supported project to develop consensus-derived core competencies for generalist-level palliative social work. These competencies will guide development of a 6-hour CE course for Palliative Social Work intended for front-line clinicians employed in hospitals, nursing homes or community settings. The training is not intended to create specialist-level palliative care social workers, but to strengthen social work competencies in palliative and end-of-life care and to recognize when specialist-level interventions are warranted. The 6-hour course will include 3 hours in-person and 3 hours online. We are now seeking funds to establish a national train-the-trainer model, through which this course will be disseminated to front-line social workers.
We value your opinion as a member of the SSWLHC. Please take a few moments to answer the following questions related to your interest in the proposed training curriculum. The online survey should take no more than five minutes. We appreciate your participation as we are aiming for a high response rate. Please complete the survey by December 22, 2017.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Principal Investigator, National Consensus Project to Establish Core Competencies and Educational Curriculums for Generalist-Level Palliative Social Work
Tom Sedgwick, MSSW, LCSW, CCM
President of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care
Advisory Board Member, National Consensus Project to Establish Core Competencies and Educational Curriculums for Generalist-Level Palliative Social Work