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March 22nd 2012:Social Workers Help to the End

“Social Work Matters” is the theme for March 2012’s Social Work Month. The jobs social workers preform cover a multitude of areas. This week we will focus on what Hospice workers Samira Beckwith and author Mary Raymer do.

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Samira K. Beckwith

Samira K. Beckwith, LCSW, FACHE, has over 30 years’ experience in professional health care and social services. She has served as President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, since 1991. Under her leadership, Hope has created a unique array of services for the frail elderly and children and today serves nearly 3,000 people and their families. In 2010, Beckwith received a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Social Workers Foundation, in recognition of her “exemplary and visionary contributions in the field of health care and social work, driven by a life-long passion to help others to live a better life, even in its final chapt
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Mary Raymer

Mary Raymer, LMSW, ACSW, DPNAP is a psychiatric social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist who has served the terminally ill and their families for 30 years. She presently has her own private practice where she specializes in complicated grief reactions, stress and terminal illness. She lectures and consults nationally and internationally on end-of-life issues. She has published on a variety of topics in end of life and bereavement care. Mary has won numerous awards for her professional work including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Outstanding Hospice Leadership Award by the Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the National and Hospice and Palliative Care O
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