Advanced Practicum Placements

Advanced Practicum in End-of-Life Care, Palliative Care, or Bereavement Services will be approved by the Director of Field Education with input from the student and the Coordinator of the End-of-Life Care Field of Practice.

Advanced practicum sites include:

  • Iowa City Hospice (serves seven county rural region with office in Iowa City; placements both in hospice social work and bereavement programs)
  • Washington Hospice, Cedar Valley Hospice, and other hospices as arranged
  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Of Iowa Health Care: Adult Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Palliative Care, Social Services (serves whole State of Iowa, and some patients from surrounding states)
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City and Des Moines (serve veterans from large rural region)
  • West Liberty Retirement Community (provides skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living in West Liberty)
  • Hospice of Central Iowa and other hospices in the Des Moines area and surrounding rural region

The following practicum placements are currently under development:

  • AIDS Programs in Iowa City and Des Moines areas
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Hospice Program at Oakdale Correctional Facility and other Department of Correction facilities
  • Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office