Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (97 p.)
Social workers -- Attitudes, Death, Terminal care
The purpose of this study to examine the attitudes of several (MSW) medical social workers, currently employed in hospital settings, regarding: (1) death and dying issues, (2) education and training received related to working with the terminally ill patient, (3) specific practice issues which relate to the terminal patient, and, lastly, (4) the effectiveness of each social worker's place of employment in meeting the needs of the terminally ill patient and providing for adequate training of staff in this sensitive area.
Stratton, Lon M., "Medical social workers' attitudes toward death and related matters" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2828.