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Hope as a strategy in supervising social workers of terminally ill patients

Publication year
2004
Author(s)
Itzhaky, H.; Lipschitz-Elhawi, R.
Pages
46-54
Volume
29
Number
1

This article focuses on supervision of social workers who feel despair and hopelessness in treating terminally ill patients. The emotional difficulties that may lead to these feelings are discussed. A special model of supervision that relates to hope as a strategy to help social workers cope with such difficulties is presented. The model suggests goals in supervising such social workers and outlines the means and techniques for achieving the goals.

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