Category Archives: General Aid

A Dying Well Plan Part IV

By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice ‘‘I sit with her for over an hour while she explores her emotional and spiritual pain.”Palliative Care Social Worker Supporting Roles to Help the Process It can be incredibly emotionally and physically draining caring for an individual who is terminally ill. There is help available and it’s important to allow for individuals […]

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A Dying Well Plan Part III

By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice “Every day across the country,” she writes, “family caregivers find themselves pondering a medical procedure that may save the life of someone beloved and grown frail.” But, when is it time to stop intervening and let nature take its course? When is it time to say to a doctor, “Let my loved […]

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A Social Worker Home Visit

Services Available Under Standard Insurance Coverage for MSW Home Visit By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, RCSWI Coming home from a hospital or a stay at a rehabilitation center, one usually finds themselves exhausted, happy to be home in their own surroundings, yet facing the responsibilities of our normal everyday lives can be daunting. It is a standard […]

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Steps to Improve Relationships

Thinking Patterns, Cognitive Distortions or Irrational Thoughts  By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, RCSWI Our feelings and emotions can protect us from troubling or challenging situations, they can also hold us back from communicating effectively. We use thinking distortions to help us avoid dealing with uncomfortable feelings. The uses of irrational thoughts help guard us from dealing with […]

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Building Resilience

  By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW “Resilience – is the capacity of a system, enterprise, or person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances. “ – Andrew Zolli What is Resilience? Resilience is the ability to bounce back from traumatic events, stress, challenges, tragedy and adversity in life. When we […]

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