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THE ROLE OF A PALLIATIVE CARE SOCIAL WORKER

What is a palliative care social worker and what do they do?”.  It’s a question that gets asked regularly and is one that can elicit a variety of answers depending on the person being asked and the setting in which the role operates.

As an Association we’ve attempted to summarise below what we believe are the core elements of the role and the skills that characterise the people that perform it.