UK HealthCare Social Worker Receives National Recognition

UK HealthCare Social Worker Receives National Recognition

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Abigail Latimer, UK HealthCare social worker and researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, is the recipient of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice granted by the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN). Latimer received the award at the network’s national conference in March.

According to the SWHPN, Latimer was chosen for excellence and leadership in end-of-life, hospice and palliative care.

At UK, Latimer works full time as a palliative care clinical social worker for UK Healthcare. Her research includes three different areas of focus:

  • Moral distress in professionals and healthcare providers
  • Impact of social work and professional development in palliative care
  • Role of social workers in management of heart failure

Latimer also recently passed the National Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Work certified exam.


This story originally appeared on UKNow.