International collaboration in the Time of COVID-19: The World Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work Network

Carina Oltmann*, S. Otis-Green, P. Blackburn, V. Maasdorp, E. D’Urbano, D. Lema, P. Thomas, A. Roulston, P. Firth, S. Remke

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Abstract

In the context of widespread loss, isolation, and grief due to COVID-19, palliative social workers came together in the fall of 2020 to form an international group named the World Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work Network (WHPCSW). This emerging global network is committed to amplifying the innovative work, nuanced skills, research, and education and training provided by palliative social workers across different settings around the world. This article highlights some of the novel interventions developed by social workers in response to the pandemic and describes this coalescing WHPCSW network along with information about its mission and membership.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of social work in end of life and palliative care
Early online date15 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 15 Mar 2021

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • international
  • palliative care
  • social work
  • World Hospice palliative care social work network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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