Welcome to the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network!

Our national network of psychosocial care professionals is actively dedicated to providing the best and latest information, professional resources, policy updates, and new and emerging education and research best practices in palliative and hospice care. Join us for access to the latest in current events, trainings, networking opportunities, and more!

SWHPN membership is open to social workers and other professionals in the hospice and palliative care fields. Benefits include access to the online journal, "The Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care," discounts on professional development events, discussion forums, webinars and other educational and networking opportunities, quarterly newsletters, a career center, and more - all designed to further the knowledge and skill base in the field of hospice and palliative care​. 

Our annual conference attracts​ more than 400 social work professionals, administrators, and thought leaders from across the country and world for three days of interactive learning, networking, and professional development.

2018 General Assembly

Taking place March 11-13, 2018 in Boston, MA, the SWHPN 6th Annual General Assembly will feature leading research, innovative practices, educational strategies, policy initiatives, and case narratives from leaders in the field of hospice and palliative care. The Call for Abstracts is now open - submissions are due by Friday, September 1!

Call for Abstracts!

SWHPN Voice

The SWHPN Voice is the organization’s quarterly e-newsletter. Edited by Board Member John Cagle, PhD, MSW, the newsletter is designed to provide specific and current curated news on literature, education, research, policy, and practices in social work and psychosocial palliative care.

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