A NEW plenary session has been announced for the 2015 SWHPN General Assembly that you won’t want to miss: “Catching the Buzz about Interprofessional Collaboration: How Social Workers Can Lead Their Teams to Success.” Register now to take advantage of early bird rates, good until 12/31/15.
About the Plenary session:
In the changing world of health care, recent developments are emphasizing the importance of interprofessional collaboration and the role it plays in strengthening patient care. However, interprofessional teams are still determining how to navigate and integrate these goals into their practice. This plenary will discuss why social work professionals are in prime positions to lead palliative and hospice teams to successful collaborative care. Speakers will present key competencies for interprofessional collaboration, strategies for integrating these into training for all professionals, as well as specific concepts and tools for how social work professionals can lead these initiatives in practice and with practitioners across the field of collaborative care.
Susan Blacker, MSW, RSW; Director of Cancer Services Planning and Performance at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario
Barbara Head, PhD, RN, MSSW; Associate Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine
Barbara L. Jones, PhD, MSW; Assistant Dean for Health Affairs and Associate Professor at the UT Austin School of Social Work and Co-Director of The Institute for Grief, Loss and Family Survival
Stacy Remke, MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SW; Faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work.
Katherine Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, FT; Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, and the director of Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program at the University of Utah College of Nursing.