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Social Worker

Social Worker Section Leader
Leanna Anderson, MSW,LICSW
Clinical Manager: Counseling Services & Allied Therapy
Hospice of the Northwest
227 Freeway Drive, Suite A
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
landerson@hospicenw.org

Section Projects - coming soon

Past projects:

  • Updated the NHPCO Social Work Guidelines - currently availalbe through NHPCO Marketplace published 2007
  • Development and publication of Social Work Assessment Tool (SWAT)
  • Provided assistance to NHPCO/NASW partnership in development of speciality social work certificate, ACHP-SW Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker, and certificate at BSW level.
  • Developed National Social Work Survey in 2010. Results presented at San Diego, Clinical conference October 2011 and published in NewsLine
  • NewsLine publications:
    • Hall, M and Weisenfluh S, Resources to Help Guide Social Workers Ethical Decision Making, Fall 2006
    • Weisenfluh, S. Opening Doors to More SErvices for More People, March 2007 pg 21-22
    • Weisenfluh, S. So Tell Me Again What Social Worker Do? June 2007, pg 29-30
    • Altillio, T. Otis-Green S. An Emerging Synergy: Pain and Social Work, June 2007 pg. 31
    • Armstrong D and Negrette, S. Supporting Staff Dec 2007 pg 15-16
    • Weisenfluh, S. Promoting Responsiveness in End-of-Life Care, March 2008 pg 41-42
    • Weisenfluh, S. Social Workers: Easing the Burden March 2009 pg 33-34
    • Weisenfluh, S.  and Combs, C. Hospice of the Bluegrass: Partnering to improve Access, Dec. 2009 pg 35-36
    • Weisenfluh S. A Closer Look at EAP's pg 31-32

Social Worker Section Activities:

  • Click here to see this Section’s My.NHPCO activities

Social Worker Section Steering Committee

Susan Bruno, MSW, ACSW, LCSW 
Director Social Work Practice
Suncoast Hospice - Clearwater, FL
susanbruno@empathhealth.org

Nancy Flowers
Social Work Manager
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care - Mount Prospect, IL
nflowers@rainbowhospice.org

David Houtchens, LCSW
Medical Social Worker
Klamath Hospice, Inc. - Klamath Falls, OR
dhoutchens@klamathhospice.org

Reid Jacobs, MSW
Compliance Coordinator
Agape Hospice Services - Greenwood Village, CO
rjacobs@agape-healthcare.com

For more information, contact the Section Leader.