Dear SWHPN Members,

We are currently experiencing some issues with our renewal link and our payment processor.  We recognize that this couldn't come at a worse time, what with many of you wanting to renew in order to receive the Early Bird Rate.  We will be extending the Early Bird until January 19 in order to help with this.

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Donate to SWHPN!

As the year draws to a close, please consider a donation to SWHPN, a 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible, and supports programming and education for social workers in the hospice and palliative care fields. Donate by clicking on the secure PayPal button below!

Thank you for supporting SWHPN!

Deadline Extended for 2018 SWHPN Awards Nominations!

This award is designed to honor a hospice or palliative social worker with six or less years of experience in the field who has already demonstrated significant contributions. Emerging Leaders should show potential to move the field forward and evidence of excellence and innovation in any of the following areas: professional practice, leadership, research, education, and/or policy and advocacy work. Criteria: The nominee demonstrates:

 Excellence in professional practice, leadership, research, education or policy and advocacy work as demonstrated by:

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Nominate Your Colleagues for the 2018 SWHPN Awards!

Nominate your colleagues for the 2018 SWHPN Awards!

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4 Things You May Not Know About Treating Veterans with PTSD

The National Center for PTSD has resources available to help those affected by the recent hurricanes as well as the tragic events in Las Vegas and the CA Wildfires.  They are also offering services to providers treating anyone (both Vets and non-Vets) who is coping with the psychological effects of these events with their Consultation Program.  

We are posting on their behalf this list about treating Veterans with PTSD.  Please visit their site for more information.

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Credentialing Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, September 26 from 1:00-2:00pm EST for a live webinar to learn more about the Hospice and Palliative Care social worker certification program!

The process of developing an evidence-based certification program, including the critical first step of job analysis, will be discussed. An update on the progress and accomplishments of the project will be provided. Participants will learn how they can participate in the process.

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Hospice & Palliative Care Credentialing

Hospice and Palliative Social Worker Credentialing

SWHPN and the University of Louisville are proud to announce that funding has been received from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for the purpose of developing an evidence based specialty certification program for hospice and palliative social workers.

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SWHPN 2018 Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The SWHPN Board is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships for the 2018 General Assembly in Boston, to be held March 11-13, 2018. Scholarships are for the amount of the full conference registration fee only. Travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the conference attendee.

Preference will be given to MSW and PhD social work students, first-time presenters, first-time attendees, and international participants, and to those exhibiting financial need.

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SWHPN is once again pleased to bring you the next edition of our e-newsletter, The SWHPN Voice. Edited by Board Member John Cagle, the newsletter is designed to provide specific and current curated news on literature, education, research, policy, and practices in social work and psychosocial palliative care.

From Our Chair: "Efforts are underway to support the development of the Social Work Credential in Hospice and Palliative Care under the leadership of Dr. Barbara Head. Webinars and ongoing educational opportunities are also in preparation. Behind the scenes, we are working to update the website, and to improve the membership experience.

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