Being a social worker in hospice means witnessing – on a daily basis – the struggle to find meaning in the face of death. They have the unique opportunity to help people to identify, try to answer, and live with core existential questions.
As part of an interdisciplinary team, a hospice social worker focuses on providing support to both the patient and their family/caregiver(s) during some of the most vulnerable life experiences.
While this can be a challenging role to take on, there is also great reward in becoming a social worker. They have the opportunity to truly help people and make a difference in their lives, standing by them as they face some of life’s most difficult challenges. Providing this level of support and empowerment to people is something that sticks with you and can lead to self-growth and improvement for the social worker as well.
Thank you Social Workers everywhere for all that you do to support us in our greatest times of need!