Social Workers & Client Enrichment

Death, Dying, End of Life Information, Book Reviews, and Advocacy

*Photo: Ardmair-Highlands

As a social worker who works as a case manager in a Jewish community agency-I say client not patient. Medical institutions, hospitals, hospice, etc. use the word patient.

I came across this article by chance when viewing another article on hospice, social work, and death. The article Hospice Social Work and Patient Enrichmentis very good. Some advice and suggestions of “how you can help your patients have less of a dismal and boring experience, and more of a fun and meaningful one.” Also suggestions to elicit wishes so that enrichment activities facilitate patients desires:

  • Recognition ceremony
  • Dream Foundation and others like Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Concerts and  Living Memorial Ceremony
  • Massage
  • Family Reunions
  • Movies and CD’s of music

They are all good ideas. A wonderful repertoire to choose from, but I am sure we can come up with others in addition. All of this can carry over to our work with…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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