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  • 1.  Health Social Work Curriculum

    Posted Nov 26, 2023 11:37

    Hi All,

    In social work, we deeply understand the value of education drawn from lived experience. BSW, MSW, and DSW students appreciate learning from the voices of clinicians. Several schools have incorporated the new book Mirrors and Windows: Reflections on the Journey in Serious Illness Practice into their curriculum and we'd like to suggest more educators use this resource. The book is a collection of 50 essays from social workers who work in health care, each essay under 700 words. In this age of increasing AI, Mirrors and Windows can sit alongside this trend with real-life content for our students.

    Suggestions for use in the classroom include weekly reading of essays; writing reflections on a few essays, taking notes on the book, etc. to spark discussion, conversation, and discourse. We strongly recommend the book to any other healthcare providers as well, and for social work education in general.

    If you are an educator, I would be happy to send you a review copy to help you decide on using the material; please email me directly for more information You can also purchase a copy on Amazon.  (if you scroll to the left, you will be able to read a sample). We can give you bulk pricing if you want to buy for your class, program, or school.

     We hope the book can be widely used in social work education, we know it is much needed to enrich our education and practice.

    With appreciation,

    Vickie Leff


    Vickie Leff, LCSW, APHSW-C
    UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill