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, newsletters, a career center, and more - all designed to further the knowledge and skill base in the field of hospice and palliative care. 

We are glad you are here! SWHPN offers exceptional educational webinars, courses, and summits. There is something here for everyone!

SWHPN will begin a year-long series of midday Lunch and Learns providing 1 CE!  These will cover new and exciting topics as well as foundational and critical ongoing educational needs. 

June 2023 Lunch & Learn: Maternalism, Relational Autonomy, and Informed Non-Dissent: How Do Palliative Social Workers Use These Approaches?

This case presentation will detail the emerging ethical constructs of maternalism, relational autonomy, and informed non-dissent and how they show significant promise in addressing the needs of providers, patients, and surrogates in complex medical decision-making. A case-based demonstration rooted in these constructs will be outlined along with the opportunity for dynamic dialogue.

Date: Friday, June 9, 2023 | 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern | 9:00-10:00 am Pacific

Summer 2023 Programming

Our June Lunch & Learn will be held on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 12:00 pm Eastern: Maternalism, Relational Autonomy, and Informed Non-Dissent: How Do Palliative Social Workers Use These Approaches? Presented by Chris Onderdonk and Julia Cain. 

The July Lunch & Learn will be on Friday, July 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm Eastern: Coping with Secondary Trauma and Self-preservation in HaPC Practice, presented by Stacy Remke.

SWHPN is hosting a 2-Hour CE Workshop on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm Eastern: An Anti-Oppression Framework for Social Work Practice, presented by Arika Patneaude, MSW, LICSW, APHSW-C and Bridget Summser, LCSW, AHPSW-C.