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Title:information seeking behaviors of rural community-based hospice social workers during the covid-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities for understanding
Author(s):Angela Alvarado
Subject(s):Information-seeking behaviors Covid-19 Social work Rural counties
Abstract:When it comes to hospice care, patients and their families residing in rural counties need competent rural community-based hospice social workers on their team. The study of information seeking behaviors of rural community-based hospice social workers during the Covid-19 pandemic is significant as there is a need to fill gaps regarding how this specific medical discipline performs their job responsibilities when duties become more complicated due to evolving infection control protocols, decreased direct access to patients, and poor internet services. Community-based rural hospice social workers rely on up-to-date information and resources when providing support services to patients and their families. This has become particularly important during the global pandemic Covid-19. Utilizing Elfreda Chatman’s Small World theory, this research lends itself to community-based hospice social workers identifying solutions to the challenges of finding timely and accurate Covid-19 information and resources for hospice patients and their families. The purpose of this study is to investigate the information seeking behaviors of community-based hospice rural social workers in order to understand how they select their Covid-19 information resources.
Issue Date:2021-09-20
Series/Report:Information seeking
Specific populations
Information use
Genre:Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-17

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