How Social Workers Make a Difference
Learn the unique skills social workers bring to the palliative care team!
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Define the key differences between generalist and specialist social work skills in palliative care
- Describe the role of a palliative care social worker in an acute care and clinic setting
- Describe the unique skills that social workers bring to the interdisciplinary team
Kristyn Fazzalaro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care social work. Kristyn has worked at Hoag Hospital for the past 13 years, providing emotional support and goals of care guidance to patients and families.Kristyn is currently a Fellow in the Zelda Foster Leadership Fellowship at New York University. Kristyn has a passion for patient advocacy and strives to ensure that patients receive the care and services that best match their personal values and goals.As the Supervisor for the Hoag CARES Team, Kristyn strives to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided to every patient and family through innovative program design and implementation.
Danette Flippin is the Medical Social Worker with both the Geriatric Clinic and the newly established Palliative Care Clinic at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.She has been with VMC for 17 years primarily focused on serving older adults.She had acted as the co-lead for the Santa Clara County POLST Coalition grant program at the inception of California’s POLST paradigm project, focusing on educational POLST trainings. After years of interest in, and hope for, working with this population she now counts it an honor to have the opportunity to branch and grow into Palliative Care practice.