Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A cultural and mental health competency training program on end-of-life care for new social workers: A grant proposal
by Jones, Kedron Emil, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 65; 1499172
Abstract (Summary)

Palliative and end-of-life care is a field that is rapidly changing due to advancements in medical technology. New social workers are challenged to provide expertise in their delivery of end-of-life services within the medical field while recognizing unique cultural differences. This lack of professional training presents a major barrier to improving care for dying patients and the bereaved. Social workers report their deficiencies in two key areas knowledge of end-of-life interventions and expertise in cultural competency. In response to this critical need for improved training, a grant was written to obtain funding for an ongoing end-of-life care training program on the best end-of-life cultural interventions for social workers in the hospice care profession. This 2-day training entitled, Bridges End-of-Life Care Training Program is based on NASW standards for cultural competency and end-of-life care. The actual submission or funding for this program was not required for the completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Continuing education
Publication Number: 1499172
ISBN: 978-1-124-85226-3
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