End-of-Life Care and Social Work Practice

 

End-of-Life Care and Social Work Practice The death of an elderly individual may occur in a variety of settings and circumstances. For example, an individual may die painlessly at home surrounded by the support of many loved ones, or an individual may suffer severe pain for months before dying in a health facility with little social support. In addition, it is possible that many health and helping professionals may interact with the dying person and his or her family. For this Assignment, you consider a social workers role in end-of-life care. In addition to reading this weeks resources, conduct your own research and obtain at least one additional journal article that addresses how a social worker might support clients as they plan end-of-life care. By Day 7 Submit a 1- 2 pages paper that analyzes the role of the social worker in helping to plan end-of-life care. Include possible consideration of palliative care, euthanasia, hospice care, the living will and advanced directives, and other factors. Research and cite at least one journal article to support your analysis.

 

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