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A WARM WELCOME

Welcome to the new home of the Association of Palliative Care Social Workers.

After several months of discussion and planning we’re delighted to announce the launch
of our completely updated website.

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Our Vision

Through the work of the Association and its members, the role of palliative care social work will be highly valued by people with life limiting illnesses

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Our Mission

To raise the profile of palliative care social work; to support and advise all palliative care social workers wherever they work; to inspire excellence by sharing best practice.

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Our History

The Association of Palliative Care Social Workers, originally the Association of Hospice Social Workers, was proposed by a small group of practitioners in 1986 and established in 1987.

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Constitution

APCSW CONSTITUTION
Approved and adopted 11 September 2014

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NEWS & EVENTS

Read all the articles and press releases for up to date news

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Gerry Nosowska blogs in Community Care about our new resource

Gerry Nosowska blogs about the palliative care resource that has just been published http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/03/16/learning-dying-key-good-palliative-care-social-work/

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Putting the ‘Social’ back into Palliative Care Social Work

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Annual Conference will be on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September at York University.

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Chief Social Worker highlights palliative care on World Social Work Day!

Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo marked World Social Work Day by stressing the need for good social work support at end of life and strongly endorsed our new resource.

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Research highlights need to improve end of life care in the community

A national survey of GPs has identified a number of barriers to good end of life care in the community, while a local study has implications for the design of out-of-hours services. http://www.ehospice.com/uk/articleview/tabid/10697/articleid/19923/language/en-gb/research-highlights-need-to-improve-end-of-life-care-in-the-community.aspx?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email#.V35r4Ld_E1E.mailto

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NICE guideline on Supportive and palliative care in adults

The title of the new guideline will be changed to “End of life care: Delivery of adult services for people in the last year of life” and the final scope is now available. The equality impact assessment for this NICE guideline has also now been published along with all of the stakeholder comments that were … Continue reading NICE guideline on Supportive and palliative care in adults

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‘A different ending’: Our review looking at end of life care published | Care Quality Commission‏

People from certain groups in society sometimes experience poorer quality care at the end of their lives because providers do not always understand or fully consider their needs, according to A different ending: Addressing inequalities in end of life care

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Candle Child Bereavement Service: Children, young people and loss – part three

In the final part of this story, Judy Debenham describes how the support that Rachel is receiving from the Candle team is beginning to take effect. The Candle Service is part of St Christopher’s Hospice in London, UK. Around 200 children and young people aged three to 18, who are experiencing loss through death, are … Continue reading Candle Child Bereavement Service: Children, young people and loss – part three

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Statement from Adult Principal Social Network

The Adult Principal Social Work Network welcomes the Report and key findings detailed in ‘Social Care for Older People: Home Truths’, published by The Kings Fund and Nuffield Trust. Click here to view the report

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24 Deeply Honest Confessions From A Hospice Worker

It’s honestly not all doom and gloom. https://www.buzzfeed.com/hilarywardle/secrets-hospice-workers-wont-tell-you?utm_term=.csb07Ryrw#.mmZgQWjO2

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THE ROLE OF A PALLIATIVE CARE SOCIAL WORKER

Social work is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team within palliative care, offering a holistic service to patients and families. Unlike many fields of work, specialist palliative
care social work is potentially...

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THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE ASSOCIATION

The Association is here to represent all palliative care social workers, whichever setting they work in. In order to guide and set the direction of Association we operate a National Committee structure - supported by regional representatives.

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