Modality Tools Necessary for Hospice Social Work Research Paper

Document Type:Research Paper

Subject Area:Social Work

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According to Kubler Ross’s description of the four stages, it is undeniable that every stage serves a vital purpose in the life of terminally ill patients before their last breath. Hospice social workers are therefore required to keenly engage the patients so as to assess the stage of the patient is in. However, it is clear that most of hospice social workers are never trained appropriately to practically acquire the expertise to communicate with such patients as they await death. Furthermore, despite having theoretical knowledge on the basics of care delivery services, hospice social workers lack appropriate modality tools that are necessary in the assessment of patients to explore their stage of grief. Unfortunately, although hospice care; a healthcare service that mainly focuses on providing palliative care services for the terminally ill patients has existed for years now, adequate research have been carried out to come up with modality tools that hospice social workers require to comprehensively do their work.

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The qualitative design will also ensure protection of participants’ privacy and ensure research ethics are highly preserved. The study will therefore collect and compile all relevant information with reference to literature on the study topic so as to draw a strong conclusive argument. This is a Evaluative Study This will be an evaluative study aimed whether or not some hospice social workers may personally see the important of using Kubler ross as a lens to inform their practice and may want to stick to other forms a theoretical practice. This research supports my efforts to design my project focus based on the key similarities and outlining the professionalism, skill set and overall presentations of a hospice social worker and the main importance of why Kubler Ross fits more efficiently into the hospice setting when it comes to properly detecting a dying patient and/or their families pre, during and post grief process.

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Study Population This study mainly targets hospice social workers who have been in practice and previously encountered terminally ill patients at their time of grief. The random selection will ensure inclusivity and avoid any form of biasness in the sampling process. Data Collection This research will incorporate three main qualitative data collection methods. The study will use interviews designed in open and closed end questionnaires. Those research questions will basically be fashioned to provide responses that guide the research process towards achieving its major objectives regarding the understanding Kubler Ross stages of grief theory. The participants will be subjected to one-on-one interview sessions in which they will respond to a numbers of research questions. Those findings/results will also be compared and contrasted with those from previous literature so as to come up with a conclusive implication.

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