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Dr. Diane Meier on the History and Future of Palliative Care Research

CAPC

In this blog post, Diane Meier, MD, discusses the history and future of palliative care research and shares her excitement about the plenary from the 2024 AAHPM State of the Science meeting.

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Labour would use part of NHS budget to buy beds in care homes

The Guardian

Party says plan would free up thousands of England hospital beds occupied by patients whose discharge has been delayed NHS money will be used to buy thousands of beds in care homes under Labour plans to reduce overcrowding in England’s hospitals, long waits in A&E and patients becoming trapped in ambulances. Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, said the move would tackle the huge human and financial “waste” of beds being occupied by patients fit to leave but stuck there because a lack

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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore does the right thing!

Social Work Blog

By Mel Wilson, NASW Senior Policy Advisor Maryland Gov. Wes Moore of Maryland on June 17 announced he will pardon more than 175,000 residents who were convicted for possessing marijuana. Gov. Wes Moore This is one of the most expansive efforts ever in our nation to right the wrongs of criminal convictions of Marylanders for the nonviolent offense of simple possession of cannabis.

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Guinea-Bissau Hosts First Successful National Conference of Social Workers

International Federation of Social Workers

(Leia esta notícia em português) The first National Conference of Social Workers in Guinea-Bissau was held on May 23-24, 2024, at the ENA Conference Hall.

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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A Conversation About the Place of Spirituality in Social Work

inSocialWork

Edward H. Taylor Social work’s historical origins are intertwined with spiritual leanings, followed by a more secular approach as the field “professionalized.” More recently, it is easy to find plenty of support for infusing spirituality in social work education and practice. But, what is spirituality? What’s religion? Is spirituality always correlated with positive health and well-being?

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Upholding Human Rights: Social Work’s Commitment to Internally Displaced People on International Refugee Day

International Federation of Social Workers

As the number of refugees worldwide has surged to 120 million, the vast majority, 68 million, are internally displaced people (IDPs).

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Guinea-Bissau Hosts Successful First National Conference of Social Workers

International Federation of Social Workers

(Leia esta notícia em português) The first National Conference of Social Workers in Guinea-Bissau was held on May 23-24, 2024, at the ENA Conference Hall.

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All About the Angoff Score

Relias

Here at Relias, we receive countless inquiries about the Angoff (pass/fail) score displayed on our Relias clinical assessment results pages. Relias follows a rigorous process for the creation of our Comprehensive Assessment Library that involves in-depth panels of subject matter experts who follow the recommendations set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.

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Adolescent Mental Health Statistics

Prosper Health Collective

Most young people in Australia are happy, feel positive about the future and are satisfied with their lives overall. H owever, some young people suffer poor mental health. Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which an individual realises their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and can contribute to their community.

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How to Use Motivational Interviewing to Elicit Change Talk

Relias

As a behavioral health professional, knowing how to recognize and respond to change talk, or clients expressing their desire to change, is crucial, as it can significantly influence positive behavior changes for your clients. By guiding individuals through reflection and exploration, motivational interviewing seeks to empower them to embrace positive transformations in their lives.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

You may have the clinical skills to manage a private practice, but your success could actually hinge on marketing skills. For a thriving practice, you need to differentiate yourself from others and present yourself in a way that attracts referrals. These days, much of that happens online, including on social media. In this webinar, Gary Direnfeld will discuss how social media marketing can help you build your private practice and grow your client base.

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2024 BSW & MSW Scholarship Recipients

University of Connecticut

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the School of Social Work is able to offer a number of scholarship opportunities to our BSW and MSW students each academic year. These scholarships not only help students meet their financial obligations but also recognize their academic achievements and contributions to the social work profession. Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

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