Experiences of social workers providing palliative care for dying patients in the institutions of palliative care and their ways to overcome stress
Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Purpose of the research was to reveal experiences of social workers dealing with the death of palliative care patients. Based on scientific literature, the experiences of professionals who encounter the death of patients are showed in the first part of the paper. In the empirical part the qualitative investigation is presented, the purpose of which is to disclose the areas of activity of the social worker in the provision of palliative help. For data collection the semi-structured interview was selected. Five social workers who provide social services in a team of palliative care participated in the individual interviews. The data has been analysed applying the qualitative analysis of the content.
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