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ERIC Number: EJ1136202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Ethics at the End of Life: A Teaching Tool
Wallace, Cara L.; Thielman, Kara J.; Cimino, Andrea N.; Rueda, Heidi L. Adams
Journal of Social Work Education, v53 n2 p327-338 2017
Social workers rarely receive education and training in the areas of grief, bereavement, and death and dying, which may lead to difficulties in compassionately and ethically addressing concerns in end-of-life or grief-related contexts. This article presents actual and potential outcomes from three challenging end-of-life case studies using Mattison's ethical decision-making model as a framework. The case studies were drawn from student interviews with experienced master's-level social workers. This pedagogical article helps to promote self-reflection and consideration of ethical issues in grief and death-related situations as well as supplement death education and ethics curricula to include end-of-life content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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