March is not just the month where we wear green and hope for the luck of the Irish. In the healthcare community, it’s the month where we honor a group of unsung heroes: our social workers.
Social workers in the field of hospice embody a true blend of heart and mind. They possess the clinical knowledge needed for analytics and assessment and they draw on an endless well of compassion when building relationships with families who are moving full-steam-ahead toward heartbreaking loss.
Social workers are part of a larger hospice care team, so they must have the ability to cooperate with others and effectively communicate their opinions. This might entail advocating for the patient, a member of the patient’s family, or even a family friend. At which point they must use their significant multi-tasking skills…
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