Professional Development Resources from SWHPN


NEW! Lunch & Learn Series


SWHPN is hosting lunchtime professional education topics throughout the year!

Lunch & Learns are live webinars and recorded for those who would like to view them later. Attendees will enjoy an interactive experience while learning from seasoned palliative and hospice social workers. Ask questions and learn from your peers on the topics that matter most to you and your practice. 1 CE hour is offered through ASWB.


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Recorded Webinars

SWHPN now offers a collection of online courses available for CE credits. Geared especially to the hospice or palliative social worker, our new online Professional Development Center gives social workers access to up-to-date, convenient, self-paced courses with real-time test grading and printing of CE certificates. Non-members may take courses for CE credit, but SWHPN members save $15 or more on every course. Join SWHPN today to receive discounts! 

See our current course offerings

SWHPN Summits

SWHPN Virtual Summits are half-day conferences for CE hours specifically designed for the hospice and palliative social worker. We offer a variety of courses and themes during these monthly Friday events, which include interactive Q&A sessions where you can speak to the presenters directly during a virtual social hour for networking. 

SWHPN Mentorship Program

For current SWHPN members only, SWHPN offers a one-of-a-kind mentoring program for social workers. The Mentorship Program offers an opportunity to share information, resources, and guidance one-on-one, as well as monthly Virtual Calls with all mentorship participants to share best practices about working with providers, families, patients, and more. (You must be logged in to your SWHPN membership to access. Join today to take advantage of this highly valuable program!)

Learn more about the SWHPN Mentorship Program

Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care

SWHPN members also receive complimentary access to the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care. The Journal features original research and conceptual articles that explore issues crucial to individuals with serious, life-threatening, and life-limiting illness and their families across the lifespan. The focus includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: inter-professional practice and research; practice and policy innovations; practice evaluation; end-of-life communication and decision making; pain management and palliative care; grief and bereavement; ethical issues; sudden traumatic death; secondary trauma and compassion fatigue among professional caregivers. (SWHPN members can click here  to access the latest issue of the Journal.)

Learn more about the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care