Oncology social workers and other psychosocial oncology professionals provide direct services to people with cancer and their families in public and private health care institutions and agencies. Some are consultants to community service agencies or private industry. Administration, education and research are valued roles for others as is the provision of private cancer counseling services. AOSW works to unify and support psychosocial oncology practitioners as related to the common mission of improved psychosocial support services for patients and families facing cancer.
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AOSW Membership Rates
Full member: $150 USD
Associate: $150 USD
Retired: $120 USD
Full-time student / Post Graduation: $90 USD (you will need to furnish a copy of your student ID - see below)
Student Category - Open to anyone enrolled full-time in an accredited social work degree program. A copy of your current student identification [showing full-time status] or diploma [showing graduation date] must be presented with membership application. Eligibility for the BSW and/or MSW student category is limited to full-time students and for 1 consecutive year post graduation.
Friend: $90 USD
Region V Affiliate: No charge if approved
NEW! Organizational Partnership Packages - download a PDF application here
GENERAL Membership benefits
The Association of Oncology Social Work provides a network for exchange of information, resources, and peer support. Benefits include:
- Subscription to AOSW's journal, the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, and quarterly Newsletters;
- Reduced registration at the AOSW annual conference;
- Access to the Member's Only Section of the AOSW website
- Vital AOSW publications such as the Standards of Practice for Oncology Social Work, the Bone Marrow Transplant Special Interest Group Directory, and the Social Work Oncology Research Kit for the Oncology Social Worker;
- National and regional educational opportunities;
- Eligibility for membership in AOSW Special Interest Groups;
- Networking opportunities on a local, national and international level to share professional expertise and knowledge in the field;
- Opportunities to impact patient care management and public policy as it relates to oncology social work on a national level.
Additional Benefits if You Are a Social Worker
(Regular, Retired or Student Member)
- General Member Benefits listed above PLUS:
- Voting Privileges;
- POWER Directory free membership;
- Access to SWON, the newsgroup and email network of the AOSW;
- Opportunity to actively serve on AOSW Board and committees.
Additional Benefit if You Are a Patient Navigator or Non-Social Work Professional
- General Member Benefits listed above PLUS.
- Access to SWON, the newsgroup and email network of the AOSW
Region V Affiliate
(Open to any Social Worker in Region V who is currently a Member of a Non-US-based Oncology Social Work Group that has been approved) Membership in Region V Affiliates does not include General Membership Benefits.
- Members-only Section of the Website;
- Eligible for Annual Conference Member Rate.
If You Are a Supporter of Oncology Social Work
(Friend of AOSW - for Cancer Patients, Family Members, and Representatives of Industry) Membership in Friend category does not include General Membership Benefits.
oRganizational Partnership packages
AOSW offers limited aid for those current members facing hardships (i.e. unforeseen unemployment). Please download the 2013 Hardship Grant Application (PDF) or contact Kim Day, AOSW Membership Director, Kim.Day@UHhospitals.org for assistance.
Oncology Social Work Brochure (PDF format)
Members Only Section (Must have UserID and Password)
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