Various social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. This book helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for practice. It explores definitions and assessment of loss, and psychological aspects of loss and grief.
Where did professional social work originate from? How effective are social work interpretations in the lives of vulnerable people? This book provides a discussion of social work practice and its evidence-base. It strikes a balance between the need for social workers to understand the social, economic, psychological and interpersonal factors.
End-of-life care (EOL) is a specialized area of work that crosses a number of academic and professional disciplines, including social work, counselling, hospice, medicine, geriatrics, nursing, psychology, and clerical work. This book features a group of leaders in the field of death, dying, and bereavement, addressing issues surrounding EOL care.