The Role of Social Work in Palliative Care

A Comparison across Canada’s Three Northern Territories


  • Nuelle Novik



A qualitative research study was conducted in northern Canada in 2007 which examined the realities and issues surrounding palliative care with seniors in remote northern settings. As a profession with a recognized role in supporting those who are dying and those who are bereaved, social work has been integral to the development of palliative care support services in northern Canada. However, in regions of the North where the social work profession is less developed and less recognized, the role for social work remains understated.

Author Biography

Nuelle Novik

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina


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How to Cite

Novik, N. (2012). The Role of Social Work in Palliative Care: A Comparison across Canada’s Three Northern Territories. Journal of Comparative Social Work, 7(1), 71–80.