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May 21, 2021

In this 3rd episode of the Fact or Fiction series, we’re talking about the problem-solvers of the interdisciplinary team - social workers. Social workers are a vital part of hospice care.  There’s a lot of misinformation about the role of a social worker so we’re sharing the facts about what they really do.  Social workers act as advocates for patients and families, and help families access resources to make caregiving easier.  Offering grief counseling is also a big part of what social workers do.  Social workers often facilitate family conferences to help with big decisions or help resolve disagreements among family members about how a patient’s care should be handled.  They provide a crucial component of the care of a hospice patient.   At you’ll find more information about interdisciplinary teams and their work to care for seriously ill patients.  Whether it’s information about hospice philosophy or understand the roles of every person on the team, The Heart of Hospice has content that can help.  You’ll find podcasts discussing everything from hospice 101 and philosophy to self care for both personal and professional caregivers.  Send any questions you might have to  No matter where you are in your hospice journey, you are The Heart of Hospice.