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  • Welcome back to the Social Work Stories podcast. This is the first episode released for 2024, and boy-oh-boy do we have a doozy for you!! In this episode, you'll join Lis and Mim in hearing from an anonymous social worker using a practice innovation in an Emergency Department setting. This is a riveting story and discussion, not to be missed!

    SIDE NOTE: In this episode, Mim refers to 'Narrative Therapy and Intensive Outreach: Working with Mothers whose Children have been removed - Ep. 72'. You can find it in our previously released episodes.

    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise by email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (31st Jan, 2024)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Join hosts Lis Murphy and Mim Fox as they delve into the nuanced and delicate role of social workers in supporting individuals through voluntary assisted dying. As the state of New South Wales, Australia prepares to introduce voluntary assisted dying later this month, Mim and Lis frame the conversation by highlighting how this emerging field of practice adds depth to the already established wider skillset of social work.

    The heart of the episode unfolds with a poignant story from a social worker who guided an elderly man and his family through the voluntary assisted dying process. The narrative emphasises the importance of compassion, autonomy, and family involvement in end-of-life decisions. Lis and Mim reflect on the ethical considerations and social work principles involved, stressing the need for preparatory supervision, paired with ongoing critical reflection. The episode concludes with insights into creating safe spaces for end-of-life care conversations and the value of in-person and virtual communities for support. This emotionally charged and timely episode provides a compelling exploration of the social work principles underpinning voluntary assisted dying, showcasing the skills and compassion social workers bring to these complex situations.

    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 21 Nov, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

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  • This episode details the experience of a woman and her social worker seeking an abortion, but who face extreme barriers on multiple fronts to access the care and decision-making power she needs. This is certainly an episode NOT TO MISS!

    Join Mim and Lis as they navigate this heartwrenching and personal story from our anonymous social worker, as she details the work she does with her client/patient to support, care, and put her first.

    Please be mindful of yourselves in the listening of this episode. Please reach out for support as you need it.

    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 30 May, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • In this episode, Lis invites expert special guest Jo McIlveen to come and listen to this moving story of a social worker's intervention using memory making for a grieving family in a hospital setting. Lis and Jo discuss the ins and outs of the story in such great detail, that we think you will want to know more about this kind of social work practice, whether you're working in end of life care or otherwise. Enjoy!

    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Special Guest - Jo McIlveen

    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 30 May, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Ever thought that maybe taking a client, consumer, patient outside the four walls of your office and into the big, wide world to help with creating some change and perspective? Well this episode is the one to listen to! Join Lis and Mim (and their guests) as they explore 'nature as a co-therapist'.

    Special Guests:

    Josh McLean - [email protected]

    Amanda Smith - [email protected]

    For more information on Bush Adventure Therapy, here's the link: https://outdoorhealth.org.au/service-directory/

    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Special Guests - Josh McLean and Amanda Smith

    Producers - Dr. Ben Joseph and Justin Stech

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 30 May, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Exciting news! We are introducing a new podcast project to you all. In this episode you'll hear all about the podcast we've been working on with the Agency for Clinical Innovation and NSW Health called 'Making Visible: Preventing and Responding to Violence, Abuse and Neglect'. We hope you enjoy it.

    Here's a link to the podcast webpage: https://bit.ly/42pIatp

    You can also search 'Making Visible: Preventing and Responding to Violence, Abuse, and Neglect' on your favourite podcasting platform.

    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 30 May, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • We've all been there. That moment on a Friday afternoon, when things are calm and you've wrapped up the working week, about to clock-off and hit the weekend. Then... all hell breaks loose and you find yourself in a classic 'Friday Afternoon Special'.

    Join Mim and Lis as they listen to this Anonymous Social Worker's practice in the context of a family and domestic violence situation. The expert social work practice, alongside the grace and compassion shown, makes this episode not one to miss!

    We hope you enjoy listening along as much as we did.

    p.s. Don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    p.s.s. We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    p.s.s.s. Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 30 May, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • How do we measure a successful outcome in our practice? What would we consider a happy ending for the people we work with? Would they agree?

    In this episode, Mim and Lis explore a story from a social worker in the Early Intervention space. We hear what Early Intervention is, and the approaches for supporting families before their situation reaches a crisis point. Then we hear a powerful story about a family this social worker supported, the ins and outs of their work together, and some deeply thought-provoking reflection regarding the real impact of our work with families. Mim and Lis then discuss these themes and open up a rich conversation on the complexity of working with families, our role in working towards successful outcomes, and the value of critical reflection in our ongoing practice.Learn more about the Targeted Earlier Intervention Programs discussed in this episode.

    Also, don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on our socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 25 April, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • You probably already know that around Social Work Stories, we’re big fans of stories from social workers who are in unique practice settings... so it's no question that we LOVED hearing this story.

    In this episode, we mark World Social Work Day 2023! Then, we hear a powerful story from Jack about his time as a Police Social Worker, working with Pacific Islander youth in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Then Mim and Lis explore the complex layers of the story, including Jack's struggle to navigate his role as a Samoan man working with both the police and the Pacifica community, the therapeutic approach he used to connect with a young man on his 'last chance', and the impact of systemic racism on indigenous youth. Hear about the critical reflection and conscious choices Jack made, as he worked to create change within the system and become a much-needed role model for this young man. And something so rare in social work - he got to see the fruits of his labour many years later!To connect with Jack, reach out to him here.

    Also, don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on our socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 28 March, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Ever wondered about what happens in a Family Conference? Well this is the episode that will bring you up to speed. Covering a diverse range of insights around the stages of a family conference, the skills you need to develop to undertake a conference competently, and the language you will use throughout, this anonymous social worker explores this and more in-depth. Join Mim and Lis as they then reflect on their own successes and challenges when conducting family conferences after listening to this story.

    Also, don't forget to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 31 January, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Our first episode of 2023 starts off with an incredible story of a Mental Health Social Worker in a Hospital Emergency Department. We hear about a patient who comes in needing support, and how the social worker makes quick decisions about his approach towards her needs. We hear a rich internal-dialogue of a skilled clinician going about their work, providing dignity, person-centred care, and a holistic approach in his practice. Mim and Lis then discuss the story, their own experiences, and a few key approaches for us to take away from this practice piece.

    A transcript for this episode can be found on this episode's page of our website.

    Be sure to check out the latest episode of our sister podcast Social Work Discoveries!

    We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Assistant Producer - Felix Kiefel-Johnson

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 31 January, 2023)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • It's the end of another year, and to mark this space together, Lis and Mim sit down to have a conversation together about sharing stories in the supervision space. Our hope is to offer a different idea about the use of narrative reflection can bring a new richness into supervision, and can create a fresh value in this space.

    In the midst of the holidays, busyness and newness of a fresh year, we hope this brief conversation and a few moments of reflection are enjoyable and engaging for you.

    From the SWS team to you, happy holidays, and may 2023 be a year of joy for you!

    We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 27 December, 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • A very special episode of Social Work Stories - a recording from our very first LIVE SHOW!

    As part of the ANZSWWER Symposium in early November, the team hosted a recording session of the podcast in front of a live audience, and we had such a great time. We're so excited to share this with you, and hope it's the first of many.

    Join Lis, Mim, and a live audience as we hear from an anonymous social worker, who is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker, and who shares a story from a therapeutic space with a child, in context of regular visits to the home to carry out her work. Listen to the theories and principles that are interwoven into the work this social worker carries out, and try to keep count of just how many you hear mentioned! This is an excellent story for anyone working with children, families, in a therapeutic space, or really any person-focused role! As always, Mim and Lis then discuss the practice story and delve into what was happening beyond the spoken words of the social worker.

    Following the episode recording, we also had our Producers Ben and Justin join Mim and Lis on stage for a Q&A session. If you're keen to hear the recording from this Q&A, where we answer questions about why we podcast, our experiences, and many other interesting topics, drop us a line to let us know you'd like to see it in the podcast feed!

    We'd love for you to join the conversation, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 29 November, 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Ever heard from a social worker with an ongoing position in a school before?

    How about a social work student with an intensive field placement in a school?

    In this episode Mim & Lis sit down with Professor Myfanwy Maple of the University of New England (Australia) to talk through what might come from the opportunity of having social workers and social work field placements in schools. Enjoy the chat and expand your thinking as you listen along to this fantastic episode. We absolutely loved it.

    You can find out more about Myf's work in this space through the following link:

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Myfanwy-Maple/publications

    We'd love for you to join the conversation on this, so make sure you reach out to us on the socials (see links below), or otherwise on email at [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 25 October, 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Join Mim and Lis as we listen to a story about narrative therapy, disenfranchised grief, and intensive work with mothers whose children have been removed. Hear about the importance of documenting people’s stories, working for justice, and navigating the politics of storytelling. Mim and Lis share their thoughts and reflections about this unique and fascinating practice space.

    We also put a call out to social workers doing this type of intensive outreach work - we’d love to hear from you! Please send us an email or reach out via social media.

    Articles mentioned in this episode:

    Flaskas

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-6427.2007.00381.x

    Denborough

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gXnye6fbgfXmS-3d8_uwhTmfqo45-_2k/view?usp=drivesdk

    Have any burning thoughts after listening, or just want to say hello? Send us an email on [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 27 September, 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Join Mim and Lis as they sit down with Jo McIlveen for an in-depth conversation about social work in the bereavement space. Jo discusses companioning in end of life care, and brings in her extensive knowledge of research in the death & dying space that informs her practice in this area. Lis and Mim also share their own experience in this space, providing a rich discussion which will no-doubt bring a new lens to this topic area.

    This conversation is oriented as an educational piece, aimed at equipping both practitioners and students alike. The discussion is both deep and approachable, and will be perfect for your next journal club, reading group, or other learning spaces. We'd love if you would reach out and let us know how you use it!If you want to connect more with Jo, you can follow her on Twitter.

    Have any burning thoughts after listening, or just want to say hello? Send us an email on [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech and Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 30 August, 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • You're on the ward, it's late at night, and your job is to assess the patient's belongings as part of hospital protocol. You open up a container that you find in the person's bag, and there staring back at you is a large, hairy, creepy spider... This story is sure to have you listening with keen ears to find out how it is that social workers can find even the smallest moments to practice respect for persons, offering dignity, trust, and a sense of control.

    Join Mim & Lis once again as they listen to this tale, and learn some fantastic lessons along the way on how to stand up to systems of power from the micro to the macro.

    Have any burning thoughts after listening, or just want to say hello? Send us an email on [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech & Dr. Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 26 July 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Join Mim and Lis as we explore a harrowing story from a hospital social worker who was on the front lines of Covid-19 work, supporting families in a dedicated Covid ward. Listen as she shares her experience throughout wave-after-wave of variants, and the way this shaped the work she carried out. Remember to breathe as you listen - it could be easy to hold your breath as this practice story unfolds, feeling the deep emotion of the loss of life, the weight of the journey, and the way a team of hospital professionals pull together to bring meaning and care in the last hours of their patient's life. After the story, Mim and Lis unpack things further, exploring the impact of burnout over a long pandemic, the poignant moments throughout, and even a few interesting concepts discovered, such as 'reverse memory-making'.

    As mentioned in the episode, have a listen to Episode 46, "Professional Grief and the Wilderness of the Soul" to hear a story with similarly deep, practice-rich themes.

    Have any burning thoughts after listening, or just want to say hello? Send us an email on [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producers - Justin Stech & Ben Joseph

    Social Media Coordinator - Maddison Stratten

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 28 June 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Share some time with Mim & Lis as we listen to a piece by Julaine Allan together. Julaine talks about her work in the Drug and Alcohol space, focusing on the power of Narrative Therapy, the importance of language, and the value of holding other perspectives in social work practice. Julaine shares wisdom and stories from her practice in an approachable and compelling segment. Mim and Lis discuss their thoughts and reflections, drawing on their own practice-backgrounds to explore the themes Julaine laid out for us.

    As mentioned in the episode, you can read more about Julaine's work here.

    Have any burning thoughts after listening, or just want to say hello? Send us an email on [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

    Follow our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/SocialWorkStoriesPodcast

    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Dr. Mim Fox

    Producer - Justin Stech

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 21 May 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page and LinkedIn, or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.

  • Death and dying... how do you prepare for the end of life?

    Join Mim & Lis as we listen to a long-view story of death in a hospital. We explore what the social worker does over the course of two admissions, firstly helping to facilitate conversations with the elderly patient and his family members about what a good death looks like; and secondly exploring the actual end-of-life journey. This is a fantastic and compelling story told by a very experienced social worker - there are many practice lessons to be learned no matter what area of social work you happen to be in.

    After the story, Mim and Lis break down some of the bigger picture ideas and thoughts from their own experience. We discuss the role of a hospital social worker in the death space, and how we can take steps in our personal life to help us prepare to walk alongside families as they say goodbye to their loved ones.

    As mentioned in the episode, you can read more about the work of Dr Alan Wolfelt here.

    You can also explore the End of Life planning kits on the NSW Health website.

    Have any burning thoughts after listening, or just want to say hello? Send us an email on [email protected] - we'd love to hear from you!

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    Credits:

    Hosts - Lis Murphy and Mim Fox

    Producer - Justin Stech

    Editing - Dave Scilly

    Music - 'Mama' by Ben Grace (copyright 2018). Find on Spotify, or at www.bengracemusic.com

    Social Work Stories©️ (Copyright 26 April 2022)

    Contact us online at www.socialworkstories.com, follow our facebook page or use the handle @SOWKStoriesPod on twitter or instagram.