Social work and end-of-life care

Social work is important in end-of-life care

Photos of hospices in Curacao, the Czech Republic and Estonia

with 2 comments

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAIn the past few years, I have visited hospices in Tallinn, Estonia; Brno and Olomouc in the Czech Republic and Curacao, in the Caribbean. I have uploaded photos of these visits to Flickr.

This link takes you to the sets; click on the set to see the photos. You can download the photos and use them if you wish, but you cannot publish them (including using them in presentations) or alter them without my specific permission.

Link to sets of photos of visits to hospices in various countries.

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Written by Malcolm Payne

2 August 2013 at 11:05 am

Posted in hospices, pictures

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  1. Thanks Malcolm for the photographs. Did you do any training there? Are there Palliative Care Social Workers in Estonia? I have been told that in the CZ republic the Government is proposing that nurses are having a two week special course to train to be palliative care social workers

    Pam Firth

    6 August 2013 at 11:24 am

  2. To reply to Pam’s questions. I participated in a conference in Estonia, associated with the formal opening of the grounds. there was strong social work leadership associated with the Hospice. There is quite a strong interest by social workers in end-of-life care in the Czech Republic, and there were social workers and social work placements in the two hospices that I visited. But I think, as with many of the central and southern European countries the development of social work, and of specialist social work such as palliative care social work, is often a matter of aspiration rather than achievement. There was a social worker in the Curacao hospice that I visited.

    Malcolm Payne

    7 August 2013 at 5:05 pm


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