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Wisdom in quiet observation: hospice palliative social work
Brenda M. Drazdoff (author)Nancy Jokinen (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (Degree granting institution)Dawn Hemingway (Committee member)Michelle Dale (Committee member)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
This practicum report is a summary and reflection upon a Master of Social Work practicum completed at Victoria Hospice, supporting my desire to understand the role of a social worker within an interdisciplinary hospice palliative healthcare team. Several aspects of my practicum experience are explored through a literature review, embracing a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of practice. Included is a brief examination of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and its legislation in Canada. The knowledge gained from this practicum will guide my hospice palliative social work practice in northern BC, which in turn will provide a learning environment for future social work students wanting to specialize in this area of practice.