For the Assignment, you will create a support  group for one of the following populations: breast cancer survivor, loss  of infant, new widow, child who lost a sibling, or another population  as approved by your instructor. You will create a PowerPoint (PPT)  presentation in which you will explain the type of group (family,  multi-group, etc.) you will be designing. The presentation must include  at least 5-7 academic references to support the planning and 3-5 good  resources you would pass on to group members.

  • Explanation of important principles related to grief and loss and how these were taken into account when designing the group
  • Description of the structure and function of the group you planned
  • Explanation of how diversity and culture was taken into account when developing this group
  • Explanation of how you would engage the group members
  • Explanation of how you would assess functioning and dynamics
  • Explanation of intervention that would be provided in the group,  including reasons for sharing the 3-5 recommended resources for the  group.
  • Explanation of how you would evaluate group outcomes
  • References


Gehlert, S., & Browne, T. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of health social work (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Chapter 23, “End-of-Life Care” (pp. 627–642)

Buckey, J. W., & Abell, N. (2010). Life-sustaining treatment decisions: A social work response to meet needs of health care surrogates. Journal of Social Work & End-of-Life Palliative Care, 6(1–2), 27–50.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Cagle, J. G., & Kovacs, P. J. (2009). Education: A complex and empowering social work intervention at the end of life. Health and Social Work, 34(1), 17–27.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Johnson, K. S., Kuchibhatla, M., & Tulsky J. A. (2008). What explains racial differences in the use of advance directives and attitudes toward hospice care? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(10), 1953–1958.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

National Association of Social Workers. (2004). NASW standards for social work practice in palliative & end of life care. Retrieved from

Peck, M. R. (2009). Personal death anxiety and communication about advance directives among oncology social workers. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 5(1–2), 49–60.
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.

Silveira, M. J., Kim, S. Y., & Langa, K. M. (2010). Advance directives and outcomes of surrogate decision making before death. New England Journal of Medicine, 362(13), 1211–1218.


Black, K. (2007). Psychiatric advance directives and social workers: An integrative review. Social Work, 55(2), 157–167.

Davis, N. S. (2013). A heavenly collaboration: Social workers and churches working to increase advance directive completion among African American elderly. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 23(4), 462–474.

Sessana, L. (2008). The role of spirituality in advance directive decision making among independent community dwelling older adults. Journal of Religion and Health, 47(1), 32–44.

Snow, A., Warner, J., & Zilberfein, F. (2008). The increase of treatment options at the end of life: Impact on the social work role in an inpatient hospital setting. Social Work in Health Care, 47(4), 376–391.


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