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.

Are you a current member of SWHPN? 

Log in here to access the discussion forum, Journal, and receive discounted educational and conference registration.

2019 General Assembly

Taking place March 17-19 in Orlando, FL, the 7th Annual SWHPN 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.

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APHSW-C Program

The first evidence-based certification for social workers in hospice and palliative care is coming soon! SWHPN is excited to announce that the development of a new evidence-based certification for social workers in hospice and palliative care is currently underway. The first exam for the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C) will be held in January 2019.

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