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https://doi.org/10.3935/ljsr.v24i1.142

THE ROLE, STANDARDS AND COMPETENCIES OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Ana Štambuk ; Department of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Tamara Obrvan ; Home for the elderly »Centar«, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

Social changes across the world have led to an increased need for palliative care. This approach encourages interdisciplinary team work and creates productive ground for the development of social work as a profession. The first step is to establish key standards and competencies that confirm the need for the profession of social work and support its growth.Social workers have the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to work in different domains of palliative care, which are built into the role of a social worker in the comprehensive approach of palliative care. In view of the contemporary theoretical concepts, basic tenets of social work practice and palliative care, and skills and competencies of social workers, a guide for social workers working in palliative care has been drawn up which could help them in their work in this relatively new field of practice. This paper presents the basic standards and competencies, as well as the role of social workers in palliative care as the basis for their further development.

Keywords

palliative care, social workers, standards, competencies, role

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185292

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/185292

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