Social work and end-of-life care

Social work is important in end-of-life care

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I worked for St Christopher’s Hospice in London for nearly 10 years, first as Director of Psycho-social and Spiritual Care and then as Policy and Development Adviser. I think social work is an important element of all end-of-life care and that experience in end-of-life care should contribute to social work more widely. So I use this blog to pass on information and comment that connects the two. I also think social and health care for older people is relevant to end-of-life care, and cover some relevant topics on that.

I post in this blog on policy and practice developments relevant to social work in end-of-life care, from both palliative care and social work sources. I survey Parliament and local government policy, the media, academic and professional journals, legal developments.

I welcome comment and debate.

I post several times a month.

I also run other blogs of interest, listed in the right-hand column of the posts; Greyamble, on policy and practice with older people is perhaps the most relevant.



Written by Malcolm Payne

31 January 2012 at 9:36 pm

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