Gerry will be speaking on day two of Community Care Live Birmingham 2016. Here she explains why this is such an important area of practice.
What will your session focus on?
I will be sharing a resource that has just been developed which explains the role of social workers in palliative, end-of-life care and bereavement. It aims to help people understand how social work can help them when they are facing this situation. It also helps prepare social workers in how they can support people who are dying or bereaved.
Why do you think this topic is so important for social care?
Palliative, end of life and bereavement care is important for everyone. All of us need to be supported to think about what will matter to us when we are at the end of our lives, to plan ahead and to live well until we die. Social work has an important role in the delivery of meaningful care and support and in helping others to offer this.
What is your favourite thing about working in social care?
I love working in social care because it gives me the opportunity to meet remarkable people and the privilege of working alongside them.
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