Prolonged Grief Disorder and Positive Affect Improved by Chinese Brush Painting Group in Bereaved Parents: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Xiu D, He L, Killikelly C, Maercker A Abstract Traditional Chinese art practices such as brush painting and calligraphy are thought to promote self-development through holistically engaging both physical and mental health. This pilot study investigated the beneficial effects of a community-based self-help group incorporating Chinese art practices as a culturally adapted bereavement intervention. Twenty-six Chinese parents aged over 49 years and who had lost their only child participated in a 20-session Chinese brush painting group over a 6-month period. Ten bereaved parents from the same community w...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - May 14, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Concreteness in Finitude.
Authors: Frossard AGS PMID: 32366191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - May 7, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Concreteness in Finitude.
Authors: Frossard AGS PMID: 32312173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 22, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

May We Have More Coaches in the Clinic?
Authors: Kolade VO PMID: 32274978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 12, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Beliefs of Israeli Family Caregivers of People with Dementia toward Advance Care Planning.
Authors: Kermel-Schiffman I, Werner P Abstract Family caregivers of people with dementia often must make crucial medical decisions for them that may increase the burden of care experienced. Although undertaking Advance Care Planning (ACP) might reduce their decision-making burden, completion rates remain very low. The present study aimed to explore the common beliefs of family caregivers of people with dementia about undertaking ACP for themselves. A qualitative study was conducted, using a semi-structured questionnaire based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with a convenien...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 8, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Complicated Grief: Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Interventions.
Authors: Mason TM, Tofthagen CS, Buck HG Abstract Complicated grief (CG) poses significant physical, psychological, and economic risks to bereaved family caregivers. An integrative review of the literature published 2009-2018 on CG associated with caregiving was performed using PubMed, PsychINFO, and Web of Science. The search returned 1428 articles, of which 32 were included in the review. Sixteen studies described risk and protective factors and 16 described interventions for CG. Caregiver-related risk factors included fewer years of education, depression, anxiety, poor physical health, and maladaptive dependency...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 4, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Helpful Approaches for Older Adults Living in a Retirement Community to Move Forward After the Death of a Significant Other.
This study provided insights about the benefits of living in this community such as social networking and a possible drawback such as the frequency of death among residents. Future research should continue to investigate social service resources that older adults find most helpful after a significant other dies and the use of reminiscence groups as a form of bereavement support. PMID: 32233748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 4, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Bibliotherapy and Bereavement: Harnessing the Power of Reading to Enhance Family Coping in Pediatric Palliative Care.
Authors: Rusch R, Greenman J, Scanlon C, Horne K, Jonas DF Abstract Bibliotherapy is a therapeutic intervention that could potentially be utilized by pediatric palliative care social workers to aid in providing individualized support and adaptive coping techniques through end-of-life and bereavement. Multiple modalities of implementing bibliotherapy are considered, including applications in individual and group counseling. An institutionally supported bibliotherapy program that aims to provide therapeutic and recreational texts for patients, families and clinicians is described. Suggested guidelines and book titles...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 4, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Creating and Implementing a Resident Emotional Wellness Initiative in an Acute Care Setting: The Role of the Palliative Care Social Worker.
Authors: Weiner SB Abstract Caring for dying patients is often a new experience for ICU residents. End-of-life and palliative training in medical schools is lacking. Many residents experience troublesome emotions during residency. Literature establishes that residents show lower well-being scores than similar populations. To make emotional wellness a priority for residents, monthly mandatory Palliative Care Rounds (PCR) were established in the ICU. The role of the Palliative Care Social Worker (PCSW) is central in planning and implementing PCR. Social workers have unique skills well-suited to this type of activity ...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 4, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Considerations for Developing Online Bereavement Support Groups.
Authors: Gibson A, Wladkowski SP, Wallace CL, Anderson KA Abstract The loss of a family member or friend can have profound psychological and physical implications, particularly for individuals without bereavement support services. Online support groups can be an effective means of extending services beyond the traditional modes of delivery. This is especially true for populations that include isolated individuals and those with limited support networks, limited transportation, challenging time commitments, or reside in communities with limited services available. The literature over the last 10 years was rev...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 1, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

A Theoretical Exploration of Live Discharge from Hospice for Caregivers of Adults with Dementia.
This article explores live discharge from hospice for caregivers of adults with dementia through a theoretical lens of Symbolic Interactionism (SI) and Attachment Theory (AT). The theories of SI and AT support and assist in understanding the experience of caregivers who lose hospice support due to ineligibility. In addition, caregivers watch the gradual deterioration and psychological loss of someone with dementia while they remain alive described as an ambiguous loss. Ambiguous loss as a subset of traditional bereavement theories provides a framework for this exploration and provides a relevant illustration of the complex...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 1, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Editor Introduction 16(1).
Authors: Csikai EL PMID: 32153256 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - March 12, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Advance Care Planning Training for Renal Social Workers.
Authors: Berzoff J, Kitsen J, Klingensmith J, Cohen LM Abstract End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is a life-limiting condition for which hospice and palliative care are not routinely provided to patients and families. While the ESRD mortality rate is close to 25%, patients on dialysis are half as likely to receive hospice services than patients with other life-limiting diagnoses. Nephrologists and dialysis social workers receive little training to effectively lead patients with ESRD and their families through the stages of dying and the completion of advance care planning. The lack of professional training, a need for...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - February 8, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Dying Online: An Analysis of End-of-Life Narratives.
This study utilized publicly available online narratives (vlog postings) written by individuals diagnosed with a terminal illness to explore themes on what dying individuals wished to say about their experiences (n = 39). While the content of the messages varied, universally all postings provided advice for living a good life. The implications of these narratives are still unknown. Questions remain about the role online peer support plays in the dying process and the extent to which sharing one's digital story can affect others online. The act of being introspective at the end of life and the desire for socia...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - February 7, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Engaging Fathers in Pediatric Palliative Care Research.
Authors: Nicholas D, Beaune L, Belletrutti M, Blumberg J, Ing S, Rapoport A, Barrera M Abstract Fathers are under-represented in pediatric palliative care research despite frequently playing a key role in the lives of their children. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that affected paternal study invitation and participation. A secondary mixed-methods evaluation design guided examination of interview and focus group data as well as field notes from a qualitative study that examined the experiences and support needs of fathers of children with a life-limiting illness. Facilitators of paternal particip...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - January 19, 2020 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Hospice Photography's Effects on Patients, Families, and Social Work Practice.
Authors: Shuber C, Kok A Abstract This qualitative study examined the influence of hospice photography on patients' end-of-life experiences, families' experiences with hospice and grief, and hospice social work practice. Hospice photography was defined in this study as photographs of hospice patients taken by social workers in the service of legacy construction. Six social workers were interviewed about the photographs they had previously taken of patients. The themes revealed were categorized as hospice photography's perceived and potential effects on patients, families, and practice and the role of smartphone tec...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - December 22, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Pausing: Lessons from the PICU.
Authors: Steinberg DM PMID: 31858893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - December 22, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

The Glass Is Already Broken: A Meditation on Impermanence.
Authors: Marcell A PMID: 31633470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - October 23, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Editor Introduction 15-4.
Authors: Csikai E PMID: 31633471 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - October 23, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

A Brief Psychodynamic and Person-Centered Approach to Address Anticipatory Loss in Acute Care Settings.
This article offers therapeutic practice skills needed by social workers to address the experience of anticipatory loss in an acute care setting. Brief psychodynamic and person-centered therapy, provided in combination, are highlighted as one method to explore a patient's feelings and wishes in the face of critical illness. Case-based vignettes illustrate how five open-ended questions help mitigate suffering and heighten a patient's sense of autonomy and self-worth. PMID: 31608809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - October 16, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Cartography of Factors Influencing Caregivers' Experiences of Loss: A Promising Tool to Help Social Workers Support Caregivers.
This article introduces a cartography tool to help social workers work with and support family caregivers. This tool aims to determine (1) which caregivers are likely to need additional support during bereavement and (2) what resources the caregiver has that care teams can rely on for decision-making and planning. The purpose of this article is to present a preliminary assessment of the cartography based on the feedback collected from potential users regarding the tool's content and usage. PMID: 31556803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - September 27, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

PLISSIT Interventions and Sexual Functioning: Useful Tools for Social Work in Palliative Care?
Authors: Bennett MR Abstract Discussing sexual health with healthcare patients and their partners is difficult and often avoided. The PLISSIT model is a framework to effectively initiate the conversation about sexual concerns. This rapid review and small meta-analysis explores and clarifies knowledge about the effectiveness of PLISSIT in resolving sexual dysfunction and glean insight into its utility as a social work intervention in a palliative care setting. Evidence from 15 interventional studies was synthesized. Cohen's d-index served as the meta-analytic effect size statistic for each individual study. Signific...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - September 17, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Editor Introduction.
Authors: Csikai EL PMID: 31433744 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - August 23, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

VA Interprofessional Fellowship in Palliative Care: 15 Years of Training Excellence.
This article describes the program's origin, mission, outcomes, and lessons learned. PMID: 31385743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - August 8, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Family Caregivers' Experiences with Dying and Bereavement of Individuals with Motor Neuron Disease in India.
Authors: Warrier MG, Thomas PT, Sadasivan A, Balasubramaniam B, Vengalil S, Nashi S, Preethish-Kumar V, Polavarapu K, Mahajan NP, Chevula PCR, Nalini A Abstract Motor neuron disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Ideal management plan in MND includes palliative care initiated from the time of diagnosis. At present, most of the neurodegenerative conditions are cared for at home. Neuropalliative care is an emerging concept in India and social workers are integral team members in this process. The primary aims of the study were to explore (a) the caregivers' experiences of the end-of-life stage, and...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - August 4, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Editor's Introduction.
Authors: Csikai EL PMID: 31307349 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - July 19, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Psychological Well-Being and Social Functioning Across the Cancer Stages: Implications for Palliative Care.
Authors: Ndetei D, Musyimi C, Tele A, Musau A, Gitonga I, Mutiso V Abstract Studies conducted regarding cancer care have mainly focused on the management of physical conditions, with few studies assessing psychological well-being throughout illness course. This cross-sectional study (n = 389) examined the psychological well-being and social functioning of patients with cancer across cancer stages, among adult patients attending a cancer clinic at a public referral hospital in Kenya. Social and occupational functioning entails the ability to interact optimally with one's environments including work, so...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - July 19, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Navigating the Liminal Space: Trauma, Transition, and Connection in Bereaved Carers' Experiences of Specialist Palliative Care in Western Sydney.
This study is one of the first to explore caregiver experiences within a low socioeconomic population in Western Sydney and provides a nuanced understanding of factors which may shape experiences of palliative care. Findings suggest that ongoing attention to the cultivation of skilful practitioners is warranted; able to companion caregivers in a manner attuned to the potential for trauma in the context of expected death. Additionally, findings call for investment in specialist sites of care alongside greater attention to public health approaches to palliative care. PMID: 31307351 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal ...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - July 19, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Brand: griever.
Authors: Moon PJ PMID: 31307352 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - July 19, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Grief as Both Barrier and Catalyst in Our Scholarly Work.
Authors: Lundquist M, Husebo S PMID: 31267828 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - July 5, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Life Endured without God.
Authors: Gelo F PMID: 31269873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - July 5, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

The Arc of Generational Care: A Case Series Considering Grandparent Roles and Care Needs in Pediatric Palliative Care.
Authors: Kuhn E, Schalley S, Potthoff M, Weaver MS Abstract Children receiving palliative care services are held within the context of a family and often within multiple-generational arms. The purpose of this case series paper is to recognize grandparents' roles in their family system from a personal, cultural, and anthropological perspective; to explore emotions and experiences as applies to grandparents of children receiving palliative care; and to provide tangible insight into caring well for families across the generational arc. PMID: 31230584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social W...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - June 25, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

A Sibling Suicide: One Sister's Ethical Dilemma.
Authors: Rubin E PMID: 31230586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - June 25, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Acoustic Guitar.
Authors: Kummet C PMID: 31184552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - June 12, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Editor's Introduction.
Authors: Csikai EL PMID: 31025911 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 28, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Barriers and Facilitators to Preparedness for Death: Experiences of Family Caregivers of Elders with Dementia.
This study's purpose was to explore how caregivers handle these dementia deaths, including identification of barriers and facilitators to preparing caregivers for the death of an elder family member dying with dementia. This qualitative, descriptive study employed a purposive sampling strategy in which the principal investigator interviewed 36 caregivers of family members age 65 and older who died from a dementia-related diagnosis. Directed content analysis was used to analyze the data. Four primary themes were identified as barriers: (1) hindrances to information; (2) barriers to hospice; (3) ineffective attempts to comfo...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - April 19, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Educating Our Future Colleagues: Creating an MSW Palliative Care Practicum.
This article describes the curriculum, practice immersion, training manual, teaching modules, and structure of student supervision which is applicable to and adaptable for other palliative care social work field instructors. PMID: 30895894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - March 23, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Results of a nationwide hospice and palliative care social work job analysis.
This article summarizes the first nationwide job analysis of hospice and palliative social workers. A contextual, cross-sectional survey design was used to identify current and relevant job tasks from practicing hospice and palliative social workers. A sample of 482 social workers representing 46 states responded to a survey that included demographic questions and ranking of 152 tasks and importance to the position. Tasks were categorized into four broad categories: assessment and reevaluation; planning and intervention; death, grief, and bereavement; and professionalism; which includes subcategories consisting of multiple...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - March 22, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Prospect Theory Concepts Applied to Family Members of Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: A Good Ending Is a Gain.
Authors: Bern-Klug M, Singh J, Liu J, Shinkunas L Abstract Family members are often involved in medical decision-making on behalf of a nursing home resident. Prospect theory provides a framework for understanding how people weigh decisions. In the current study, prospect theory concepts are used to build understanding about how family members weigh medical decisions for an NH resident diagnosed with cancer. This is a secondary analysis of qualitative interview data from 24 family members of nursing home residents. Prospect theory concepts of gain, loss, risk, and reference point were used deductively in qualitative...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - March 22, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Then and Now: Reflections on Death at Life's Beginning.
Authors: Goldblatt Hyatt ED PMID: 30856063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - March 13, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Editor Introduction.
Authors: Csikai EL PMID: 30794117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - February 24, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Involvement of Japanese Care Managers and Social Workers in Advance Care Planning.
This study revealed the importance of building rapport with the residents and their families in order to assess their readiness to discuss care options and preferences. Obstacles included lack of medical knowledge of care managers and social workers. Study findings suggested that a multi-disciplinary team, facilitated by care managers and social workers, was fundamental to achieving the goals of advance care planning. PMID: 30653395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - January 18, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Advance Care Planning in the Nursing Home Setting: A Practice Improvement Evaluation.
This study evaluated a practice improvement initiative conducted over a 6 month period in 15 Canadian nursing homes. Goals of the initiative included: (1) use the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model to improve advance care planning (ACP) within the sample of nursing homes; (2) investigate whether improved ACP practice resulted in a change in residents' hospital use and ACP preferences for home-based care; (3) engage participating facilities in regular data collection to inform the initiative and provide a basis for reflection about ACP practice and; (4) foster a team-based participatory care culture. The initiative entai...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - January 18, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Welcoming Death: Exploring Pre-Death Grief Experiences of Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia.
Authors: Hovland C Abstract The death of an older adult with dementia often has an uncertain dying trajectory and has been referred to as "the long goodbye." Researchers have found both positive and negative outcomes of pre-death grief for caregivers of individuals with chronic illnesses. This qualitative study explored the end-of-life experiences for 36 bereaved family caregivers of older adults with dementia; focusing on understanding their experiences with pre-death grief. These caregivers shared experiences with the phenomenon of "welcoming death" and findings highlighted the primary reasons...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - November 22, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

End-of-Life Resource for African American Caregivers: Reflections on a Field Education Model.
Authors: Hall JK PMID: 30457444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - November 22, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Walking in Two Worlds: Hmong End of Life Beliefs & Rituals.
This study sought to address this gap by conducting in-depth face-to-face interviews with 12 Animist and 8Christian Hmong elders born in Southeast Asia, who now reside in the United States. Results provided insights regarding the heterogeneity among these Hmong elders concerning their end-of-life beliefs and rituals. Both Animist and Christian respondents believed family should provide care at end of life. Animist Hmong elders reported the importance of Shamanistic rituals such as soul calling or spiritual offering while Christian Hmong elders believed in the power of prayers. Healthcare providers need to assess Hmong elde...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - November 22, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

The Miracle Already Happened.
Authors: Kummet C PMID: 30457449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - November 22, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

How People Traveling Abroad to Die Came to be Called "Death Tourists", and Why They Shouldn't.
How People Traveling Abroad to Die Came to be Called "Death Tourists", and Why They Shouldn't. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2018 Nov 20;:1-4 Authors: Haesen S PMID: 30457452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care)
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - November 22, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Dying in Long-Term Care: Perspectives from Sexual and Gender Minority Older Adults about Their Fears and Hopes for End of Life.
Authors: Kortes-Miller K, Boulé J, Wilson K, Stinchcombe A Abstract As lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities age, many individuals expect a need to enter the long-term care system toward the end of life. Not unlike most aging Canadians, this anticipation is met with concern and fear. However, previous research suggests that older LGBTQ + individuals have unique fears often related to personal safety and discrimination. This qualitative study examined the hopes and fears of older LGBTQ + adults considering long-term care as they face end of life. Data ...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - November 22, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research

Practice Concepts and Innovations for Pediatric End-of-Life Care by the Interdisciplinary Care Team.
Authors: Pease K, McMillin SE Abstract In recent years, clinical approaches to anticipatory grief and inclusivity amongst the medical team and family members have grown. In thinking about the end-of-life concerns within the pediatric care setting, practice concepts, and innovations inform how physicians and members of the interdisciplinary care team choose to approach conversations with parents and family members, as well as the particular level of involvement parents should have in decisions regarding the end of their child's life. PMID: 30457490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Social W...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - November 22, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research