Palliative and End-of-Life Care

An Introduction to Clinical Concepts Any Social Worker Should Know

Instructor, Darren Arthur, MSW, and LCSW


The objective of this program is to introduce basic PELC practice concepts and provide PELC clinical practice knowledge and skills applicable throughout various practice settings and with individuals, couples, and families.

Program Format:

  • Interactive and collaborative learning environment; and
  • Discussion of readings, practice examples, and skill-building exercises.

Who Should Attend:

Social Workers who have a BSW and/or MSW; who are new to PELC; who desire a foundation to address PELC issues in their institutional or private practice settings; and/or who are considering a career in PELC.

Learning Goals:

Program participants will learn:

  • The history of PELC and its current application to social work practice across settings;
  • To integrate various theories and theoretical perspectives into direct PELC practice;
  • To utilize a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment to effectively engage patients/families who are facing a life-threatening illness;
  • To recognize and navigate the inherent ethical challenges that arise in the field; and
  • To identify the particular challenges social workers face working in the PELC field.

Participants receive 15 NY NASW-CEU credits and a Certificate of Completion for the training.