The membership for hospice + palliative care clinicians who care about building an equitable world where everyone belongs.
Build a career that makes both your life and the world a better place.
About our membership
Join us in defining the future of compassionate, whole-person healthcare — and get the support you need for a sustainable career while you're at it.
Our national network of psychosocial care professionals is actively dedicated to providing the best and latest information, professional resources, policy updates, new and emerging education and research best practices in hospice and palliative care.
discount on APHSW-C certification, the only evidence-based certification for hospice and palliative care social workers
via complimentary access to our APHSW-C study guide + core curriculum for prepping for the APHSW-C certification exam
worth of CE courses per year (via free quarterly webinars)
worth of discounts on all SWHPN CE webinars, workshops + summits
worth of discounts on registration at our annual General Assembly and SWHPN Virtual Summits, the only professional conferences for social workers in hospice and palliative care
access to all current and previous issues of the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care published by Taylor and Francis
How you benefit
SWHPN membership includes over $1000/year in resources:
access to our membership portal where you can connect with like-hearted social workers and clinicians
small group support via special interest groups and free monthly support meetings
eligibility for social work leadership awards
In addition to financial benefits, our members also enjoy invaluable social and professional benefits.
What people are saying
I joined SWHPN after meeting some amazing social workers and social work leaders during my time as a Zelda Foster Palliative Care Leadership Fellow. I remember craving connection with others in our field and feeling so excited to have the opportunity to join. The more involved I get in SWHPN, the more motivated I feel to enhance my individual practice and expand the field through teaching, mentoring, research, and collaboration. Some of the social workers I've met at the conferences and via online through SIGs and such have been invaluable to me professionally and personally. I have been challenged to look at my own practice, my identity and how others see me, and how I see others. I believe I am a better palliative care social worker, social worker, and human because of the colleagues I am learning from every day.
Options to suit your needs
Your individual membership includes access to our membership portal, special interest groups, discounted continuing education, free monthly support meetings and $1000+/year in resources.
Looking for an affordable way to stay active and engaged? We offer a reduced rate for students and retirees on a budget.
sign up for membership
start learning with us by signing up for a webinar or joining our free monthly meetings
when you're ready to go deeper, join a special interest group or committee
Easy as 1, 2, 3
It all starts with joining our community of like-hearted hospice + palliative care social workers and clinicians
What people are saying
I joined SWHPN because I wanted to consult and learn from experts in my field. It is the only group which encompasses both my role as a Social Worker alongside the specialty of working in hospice palliative care and bereavement. It is wonderful to be a part of conversations and learning from others who completely understand the work. The education and articles are specific to my learning as well. I feel like I belong to a group that "gets it!"
I joined SWHPN to connect with other social workers who are doing the same work that I am, to create a sense of community and support in this difficult, yet beautiful work we do, especially in the world of Pediatrics where there are far fewer of us doing this work. Since joining, I've been able to build upon my role and advocate to operate in my role in the highest capacity,in a way that is true to what a pediatric palliative care social work role should be.
The support you need
Let’s be real. Working in hospice + palliative care can be hard and isolating, but the last thing you are is alone. We are here to help you make meaning out of your professional experiences, process the parts that are challenging and arm you with the education and support you need to become an activated change agent and leader in your field.
We’re here not only to support, guide and encourage you, but to celebrate you as you embark on your unique path of contributing to the fields of hospice + palliative care.
No matter where you're at in your journey, from beginner to expert, our community will give you access to the connections + resources you need to advance your career, align with your values and ultimately make an impact for good through your work.