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Reframe Elder Abuse as a Social Justice Issue to Increase Support for Effective Programs and Policies

The FrameWorks Institute & National Center on Elder Abuse

Sep 08, 2017

The Reframing Elder Abuse Project is a partnership of the FrameWorks Institute and the federally funded National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). As a member of the Reframing Elder Abuse Committee, NASW provides advisory support to the project. Introductory materials: FrameWorks blog (8/1/2017); transcript of FrameWorks–NCEA Twitter chat (8/17/2017), in which NASW participated; archived version of FrameWorks–NCEA Webinar (9/7/2017). Detailed information: Talking Elder Abuse toolkit and Strengthening the Support research report, both released by FrameWorks in May 2017. 

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Leadership Council On Aging Advanced Care, Hospice And End-Of-Life Principles

Leadership Council On Aging (LCAO)

Apr 01, 2016

Older adults living with advanced illness or nearing the end of life need and deserve person and family centered care that is well coordinated and honors their dignity, values, and health care choices at each stage of their illness.  Older adults must have access to the full range of high quality medical care and treatment, including curative care, palliative care, and hospice care. 

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Legal Defense Fund:  Social Workers And Advance Directives

Sherri Morgan, JD, MSW

Jul 01, 2012

In many situations, social workers are the primary professionals assisting clients with advance directives.  Social workers in a variety of treatment settings may interact with clients or patients who have an advance directive or other documents related to health care proxy decision making or clients who would benefit from executing such a document or documents.  Social work assistance with advance care planning is common in aging, hospice, and palliative care settings and it is expanding to include mental health care settings.

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NASW Staff Leads Social Work Delegations To Cuba

Chris Herman, Joan Zlotnik, Stacy Collins

Nov 14, 2011

In early 2011 NASW sponsored two professional research trips to Cuba to learn about social services in health care, child welfare, and aging. This report describes the activities of both social work delegations and information learned from the experience.

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Occupational Profile:  Social Workers In Hospice And Palliative Care

NASW Center For Workforce Studies & Social Work Practice

Feb 15, 2011

The goal of hospice and palliative care is to improve the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual quality of life for people living with a serious illness and their families. The terms hospice and palliative care describe two distinct but closely related models of care, both interdisciplinary in nature and available across a wide range of settings.

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Social Work In Long-Term Care And Aging: Decreased Health Care Costs, Increased Quality Of Life

Social Workers Help Starts Here

Aug 08, 2008

 A review of studies of the cost-effectiveness of social work services in aging (Rizzo & Rowe, 2006) indicates that social work services decrease health care costs, increase quality of life for older adults, and enhance the effective use of health care services among older adults.

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