“Terry Altilio and Shirley Otis-Green have made a major professional contribution in the publication of this book. It is a work of art, quite fitting for the profession of social work which is indeed a science and an art.  The breadth and depth of content in this Textbook are monumental.  They have defined the field and in doing so, there is no turning back.”

— From the Foreword by Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN,
FPCN, Research Scientist, City of Hope Medical Center

bookEdited by Terry Altilio and Shirley Otis-Green
Forewords by Betty Ferrell, Kathleen Foley and Russell Portenoy

Terry Altilio, MSW, ACSW, LCSW is Coordinator of Social Work for the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. In addition to direct work with patients and families, she has published and lectured on topics such as pain management, ethics, palliative care, and psychosocial issues in end of life. She received a Project on Death in America Social Work Leadership award to establish a social work post graduate fellowship and the Social Work Network in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, an e-mail discussion group that currently networks over 500 social work-ers. In 2003, she received the Social Worker of the Year award from the Association of Oncology Social Work and is a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow.

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C is a licensed clini-cal social worker and Senior Research Specialist in Nursing Research and Education at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. Her clinical work, research, presentations and publications focus on transdisci-plinary palliative care and integrated symptom management with a special emphasis on underserved populations. Shirley is the Principal Investigator of two National Cancer Institute-funded grants. She received a Social Work Leadership Award from the Project on Death in America and is a Mayday Pain and Society Fellow. Shirley received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Hawaii and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in palliative care at Lancaster University in Great Britain.

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work is a comprehensive, evidence-informed text that addresses the needs of professionals who provide interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive, biopsychosocial-spiritual care for patients and families living with life-threatening illness. Social workers from diverse settings will benefit from its international scope and wealth of patient and family narratives. Unique to this scholarly text is its emphasis on the collaborative nature inherent in palliative care. This definitive resource is edited by two leading palliative social work pioneers who bring together an array of international authors who provide clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and academicians with a broad range of content to enrich the guidelines recommended by the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.

Feb 2011 Hardback 848 pages. 9780199739110

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