Pain, Palliative Care and End-of-Life SIG
This SIG focuses on activities which enhance and promote the role of social work in pain management, palliative care and end-of-life care, including hospice, within our discipline and with our transdisciplinary colleagues. SIG members are encouraged to develop and assert clinical expertise, participate in state initiatives and be aware of legislative activity which impacts pain management, palliative care and end-of-life care issues. The SIG recognizes the need to holistically address issues in order to help patients and families achieve the best quality of life whenever possible. Communication is largely through the AOSW newsletter, AOSW website, SWON and periodic electronic mailings. The SIG annual meeting is held at the AOSW conference and is designed to report on SIG initiatives, give information and provide networking opportunities in these practice areas. AOSW members interested in learning about and expanding the role of social work in the multidimensional aspects of cancer pain management, palliative care and end-of-life care are welcome.
Lauren Sanders, MSW, LMSW, OSW-C, APHSW-C
Silvi Saxena, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C