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palliative care social worker





Palliative care social workers provide assistance and counselling to patients with a chronic or a terminal disease and their families with the practical arrangements. They arrange the required medical care for the patient and help the family to adjust to the diagnosis by providing support and attention to their emotional needs, helping them to understand their options.

Alternative Labels

hospice care assistant

palliative and hospice social worker

palliative care assistant

hospice nursing assistant

social worker, palliative care

hospice worker

hospice carer

palliative care supervisor

palliative care social worker

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

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