This book addresses central questions for all social workers. Loss, bereavement, grief and mouring are concepts at the heart of social work's involvement with people. This work delves even deeper, to cover an often neglected area -- social work in the palliative care setting. How many times have palliative care social workers received requests for assistance in filling out benefit forms, offering advice concerning charitable awards? How many referrals have been received for 'counselling support', whatever this may mean in practice? This title provides insight into a range of palliative care issues.