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Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

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Interventions To Alleviate The Psychosocial Needs Of Hospice Family Caregivers: A Systematic Review, Nicole Engen Jan 2017

Interventions To Alleviate The Psychosocial Needs Of Hospice Family Caregivers: A Systematic Review, Nicole Engen

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Hospice care is a growing service to individuals with terminal and chronic illnesses to promote quality of life and comfort versus treatment at the end of their life. The support of hospice care extends to the family of hospice patients. Many patients who wish to receive hospice care at home have involvement from family to become their primary caregiver. This systematic review was designed to answer the question, what interventions are available to alleviate the psychosocial needs of hospice family caregivers. Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria set for this study 11 articles met criteria to be analyzed. Two ...


Making It Right In The End: Conflict On The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, Sarah Green Jan 2017

Making It Right In The End: Conflict On The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, Sarah Green

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The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the role of social workers in addressing conflict on the hospice interdisciplinary team. Seven semi-structured interviews were completed to generate qualitative data from licensed social workers on hospice interdisciplinary teams in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. A brief review of literature showed there are many causes of conflict on the hospice interdisciplinary team including role blurring, leadership in the interdisciplinary team, and physical aspects of care superseding psychosocial. There are many studies exploring social work roles on the hospice interdisciplinary team, factors contributing to success on an interdisciplinary team in a ...


Implementation And Utilization Of Alternative Interventions In Hospice, Kayle Jo Dietrich Jan 2016

Implementation And Utilization Of Alternative Interventions In Hospice, Kayle Jo Dietrich

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Considerations For Working With Hispanic/Latino Patients Receiving Hospice: Social Workers' Perspectives, Elizabeth Turbak Jan 2016

Considerations For Working With Hispanic/Latino Patients Receiving Hospice: Social Workers' Perspectives, Elizabeth Turbak

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Hospice care provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients with a terminal illness and their families through the end of one's life. Social workers are a part of the multidisciplinary team that support patients and families along with nurses, chaplains, and other disciplines. While this service at the end of life is meant for anyone in need, of the patients receiving hospice annually, only 6% are Hispanic/Latino. Previous research identifies that there are several barriers to the Hispanic/Latino population accessing hospice care. With both the aging and Hispanic/Latino populations dramatically on the rise in the ...


Hospice Social Workers' Perspectives On Place Of Death Congruence: A Qualitative Study, Florence Wright Jan 2015

Hospice Social Workers' Perspectives On Place Of Death Congruence: A Qualitative Study, Florence Wright

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This qualitative research study was designed to explore place of death congruence among hospice patients from the subjective experiences and perspectives of hospice social workers. A semi-structured interview with nine hospice social workers served as the primary means of data collection within the present study. Using content analysis with descriptive phenomenology, dominant and underlying themes were identified, refined, and subsequently confirmed through a reliability check. From the establishment and verification of themes and sub-themes, the research questions were answered. The results of this study indicate that patients generally prefer to die in a place they call "home, " including: private residences ...


How Hospice Social Workers Make Sense Of Religious And Cultural Diversity As It Relates To Death And Dying, Andrea S. Hanson Jan 2015

How Hospice Social Workers Make Sense Of Religious And Cultural Diversity As It Relates To Death And Dying, Andrea S. Hanson

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Hospice care has become a popular care concept among medical fields and with patients and family members who are terminally ill or have entered into the final stages of their life. Cultural competency is important to the social work profession and it is especially crucial to respecting the culture of a client and his/her loved ones at the end of life. Within the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro, local hospice social workers encounter the culture and religions of various Asian, African, Middle-Eastern and Latino clients. I specifically sought to analyze data from qualitative, semi-structured interviews with six local hospice social ...


Differences In Hospice Care Between Veterans And Non-Veterans, Tonia Smith Jan 2015

Differences In Hospice Care Between Veterans And Non-Veterans, Tonia Smith

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The differences in hospice care needs between United States veterans and non-veterans was explored using a systematic review research methodology that consisted of 18 articles. After a review of previous research studies, it was found that veterans tended to want their healthcare providers to be more open and to the point about their diagnosis than non-veterans did. Both non-veterans and veterans wanted to be in control of their end of life cares. Non-veterans were more likely to want their family and friends around compared to veterans who were less likely to want people around. Veterans who had post-traumatic stress disorder ...


Experiencing Joy: Personal Narratives Of Hospice And Palliative Care Social Workers, Kyle Paige Murray Jan 2015

Experiencing Joy: Personal Narratives Of Hospice And Palliative Care Social Workers, Kyle Paige Murray

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A vast majority of the existing research explores the negative impacts that the profession of social work has on its practitioners. Much attention has been given to topics like secondary or vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue. There are far fewer studies that explore the positive aspects of social work practice. The concept of joy is often missing from the literature about social work. The purpose of this study was to explore the narratives of joy of social workers practicing in hospice and palliative care. Using an exploratory qualitative design, eight graduate level social workers were interviewed about their experiences ...


Boundaries, Hospice And Rural Communities: Social Workers’ Perspective, Haylee Erin Spronk Jan 2014

Boundaries, Hospice And Rural Communities: Social Workers’ Perspective, Haylee Erin Spronk

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In the past years, the utilization of hospice has increased greatly from previous years and is expected to only increase. This increase is not only found in urban communities but in rural communities as well. Previous research exemplifies that professional boundaries can be different in rural communities than in urban communities. This research set out to explore how rural hospice social workers maintain professional boundaries through eight (n=8) semi-structured interviews. The findings, developed through an open-coding process, included the following themes: the rural community and the grocery store experience, maintaining professional boundaries, and methods to helping professional boundaries. These ...


Emotional Care In The Nursing Home Setting, Trista Pohlman Jan 2014

Emotional Care In The Nursing Home Setting, Trista Pohlman

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This research project examines emotional care provided to nursing home residents, prior to them being hospice qualified. Hospice offers a continuum of care that has documented success. In review of the literature, it appears that the nursing home setting provides a set of standards for how needs are responded to that inhibit the type of care hospice is able to provide. By conducting qualitative semi-structured interviews of six employees working in the role of case management in a nursing home setting, an analysis by phenomenological method was done and several themes were found. The following themes emerged: The following themes ...


Best Practices Of Hospice Social Workers Who Work With Families Experiencing Grief And Loss, Bethany Butzow Jan 2012

Best Practices Of Hospice Social Workers Who Work With Families Experiencing Grief And Loss, Bethany Butzow

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This qualitative study examined the best practices of hospice social workers who work with patients and families during their hospice journey. Data was collected through semi-structured standardized interviews with hospice social workers currently working in the area. Open coding methods were used to inductively analyze codes in the data and to find common themes from the interviews. Themes that emerged from this study were separated into three categories: family roles and functioning, collaboration among the interdisciplinary team, and the hospice social worker role. Additionally, sub themes that correlated with these three major findings were discussed. The majority of the findings ...