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Social Workers’ Perception of Their Role in Providing Palliative Care: Namibia

Social workers see themselves as "discharge planners" for patients, and can facilitate referrals for continuing palliative care.

This article highlights the findings of a qualitative study among social workers in primary care settings in Namibia that was concluded by Freeman in July 2017. The study explored social workers’ perceptions of their role in the provision of palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses in six hospitals across Namibia.

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