Epistemological ruptures: Digital presence and group work





groupwork, group work, COVID-19, hospice , digital divide, social work, placement


The Covid-19 pandemic has been an epistemological rupture for social work. Research is beginning to examine and articulate the practice knowledge that has arisen as a result of the pandemic. This article is based on a social work placement at a community-based, rural hospice, that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article focuses on virtual social work and group work, and discusses ethics, the digital divide, and social presence.


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Phillips, C., & Aenishaenslin, A. (2023). Epistemological ruptures: Digital presence and group work . Groupwork, 30(2), 38-53. https://doi.org/10.1921/gpwk.v30i2.1741