As a part of international social work month celebration, the psycho-social team of Pallium India conducted a virtual session for social workers across the country, based on the theme “Enhancing Dignity in Palliative Care through Integration of Social Work values”. 15 social workers from different states joined in via Zoom, and all of them participated actively.
This is the first ever virtual session in the country on Palliative Care social work. We look forward to continuing this as a platform for empowering social workers national level, form networks and to raise awareness on palliative care.
Dr Karen Kayser from Kent School of Social Work, Ms Hee Lee from School of social work, University of Alabama, and Dr Vidubala from Adyar Cancer Institute visited Pallium India and had an interactive session with the social work team and other clinical staff.
They shared their experiences and valuable insights on how they incorporate research in oncology by respecting people’s dignity, and giving voice to patients and families. They are keenly interested to collaborate with Pallium India’s psycho-social team through a training project on doing research in psycho-social aspects of palliative care.
We are grateful for their visit and look forward to working with them.