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Title: Social Work Student Views on Palliative Care Learning Resources
Contributor(s): Turner, Linda  (author); Kuyini-Abubakar, Ahmed  (author); Agustine, Savana Sabine (author); Hunter, Sally  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2014.995683
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Abstract: Many social workers are expected to work with individuals and families who are dealing with life-limiting illnesses, yet during their university education they may not have been exposed to materials that address issues related to death and dying. The Social Work Department of University of New England in Armidale, Australia designed and delivered a palliative care teaching and learning session using publicly funded online materials. Themes emerging from questionnaire and focus group data analysis included appreciation for the importance and emotional demands of the materials, sensitivity and flexibility among educators who ideally have work experience in the field, expanding presence of social work philosophy in curriculum materials and exploring spirituality, and examining culture-informed practice in greater depth. Among the implications is the need for concerted efforts to teach about death and dying using high quality accessible materials, while ensuring social work values and approaches are reflected in the content.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Social Work, 68(2), p. 259-270
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1447-0748
Field of Research (FOR): 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice
160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920502 Health Related to Ageing
920211 Palliative Care
920209 Mental Health Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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