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Hospice marks Social Workers Month

April 09, 2010
  • From left, Hospice social workers Jeff Cameron, Lynn Schlossberg, Crystal Griffin, Robin Morris, Carol Antoniewicz, Maggie Terry, Beth Layman, Jackie Rinehart and Gretel Hartley.
Submitted photo,

March was designated National Social Workers Month, and Hospice of Washington County Inc. used the opportunity to thank its social workers for the work they accomplish for patients and families in the Washington County community.

The social workers at Hospice are all graduate level social workers who trained to advocate for patients and families facing end-of-life issues.

On a daily basis, they assess patients' and families' needs and fears, seeking avenues for resolution of conflicts, reinforcing strengths and answering questions regarding serious illness.

The result is a plan of care that allows end-of-life issues to be openly discussed and resolved in a comfortable and natural setting guided by the social worker. They are experts who listen, assess, plan, support, educate and comfort.

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