April 18, 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Students in the School of Social Work are spending the next two weeks in India observing palliative care methods. Laura Beres, associate professor in the School of Social Work, is leading a group of 13 students from her International Social Work elective course to Calicut, Kerala, India. Also accompanying the group is Pamela Cushing, associate professor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

The educational experience trip gives students the chance to learn about palliative care programs at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, a World Health Organization Collaborative Care Centre. Students are also visiting other schools of social work in the area to explore diverse teaching methods for social work.

Amber Arnold, third-year student in the Social Work program, is excited to be part of this journey with her fellow classmates.

“I’m really hoping to gain a wider perspective of palliative care methods while I’m there,” says Arnold. “It’s a bit overwhelming and exciting to travel to India. It’s going to give us a better grasp of life and culture in India, and the unique ways of handling palliative care in different cultures.”

The group departed from King’s on April 17 and returns to London on May 3.

For more information about the School of Social Work, please visit www.kings.uwo.ca/academics/school-of-social-work/