UCSF Medical Center
Palliative Care Education for Social Workers (PCE-SW)
PCE-SW is an interprofesionally informed palliative care curriculum for community social workers. Social workers are well positioned to assess and respond to basic palliative care needs across social service sectors including mental health, elder care, education, prisons, housing, substance use, and counseling practices. PCE-SW extends palliative care education and training outside of health care, supporting providers on the front line with the knowledge and skills to enhance the overall well-being of people living with serious illness. Partnering with local social service agencies, PCE-SW will assess the educational needs of community based social workers and design and implement work-based training.