The Clinical Social Work Role in Interprofessional Practice with Nurses in Palliative Care and Hospice

By Vickie LeffSusan Blacker, et.al provided an excellent article “Advancing Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work Leadership in Interprofessional Education and Practice.” 1 The authors describe the importance of interprofessional collaboration in palliative care, and strategies to address barriers. Increasing curriculum and practice presence are essential to improving this effort.I would like to add and highlight a practical example of interprofessional practice that can:1. help build resilience for nurses2. serve as a model for clinical social work perspective and problem solving3. increase the understanding of roles between CSW and nursing.Implementing this suggested strategy can have an immediate, long-lasting impact.As a palliative care clinician, I work with providers across the acute care system. I ’m happy to see that there are more and more programs and efforts being made to help house staff and other physicians manage the emotional impact of our work2.I spend a good portion of my day talking with nurses about our patients, teams, impact of care, ethical decisions, and more. Nurses at the bedside spend many hours with patients and families.They often become the most trusted partner in care, witnessing a variety of difficulties both physical and emotional3. There is, however, surprisingly little emotional or educational support for processing this emotional impact of this charged work – aside from brief lunchtime banter.We know from resea...
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