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Resources You Might Find Helpful

We’ve collected together a wide range of resources, from presentations and conference notes to whitepapers and training materials, which we feel anyone in a palliative care social work role may find interesting. Due to differences in some of the legislation and governance structures in Scotland. Wales, Northern Ireland and England we will aim to include some resources that are specific to each of these individual countries. This may take us a little while to assemble so please bear with us in the short term.

If you feel you have other resources that you’d like to share then please feel free to send them into for consideration.


Sean Lynch Case Study

This is the story of Sean. He is a man that had a profound impact on the lives of those around him in his life, and also through his dying and end of life care.

Link to pdf presentation

Social Care Champions final report

This is the final report of the ‘Social Care Champions Project’ which was undertaken by Felicity Hearn and Lesley Adshead on behalf of the Association, which concluded in 2014.  The report advocates for social care champions within palliative care to be actively involved in engaging with  social workers in other services and their managers, recognise networking as vital, engage with cultural differences, and support the commissioning of jointly funded services and posts.

Link to pdf presentation

BASW Position statement: Social work in dying

This is the British Association of Social Work position statement which sets out their view of the key principles underlying good practice in social work with people who are dying and their families: and the societal and legal context needed to underpin this practice. Together with the ‘Role of Social Work in Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care’ written by the Association, it has relevance for all social workers, particularly those working with older people and those severely disabled or ill, including those with mental health issues.

Link to pdf presentation

Reading list

To help keep up to date with all the latest thinking we’ve also collated the following suggested reading list – simply click to download the pdf.

Recommended Reading List