Category Archives: VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

EAPC White paper: Understanding volunteering in hospice and palliative care

  Anne Goossensen, Jos Somsen, Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, members of the EAPC Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care, explain the background to their longer article published in the July/August European Journal of Palliative Care. Volunteers … Continue reading

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In their own words – The colourful life of hospice and palliative care volunteers in Europe

Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-Chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care, introduce an exciting new project where hospice volunteers will tell their stories. Volunteers play an important role … Continue reading

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Teaching spirituality and spiritual care to hospice volunteers – a curriculum to assist trainers

A new curriculum for hospice volunteers, published in November 2015, offers a training programme that specialises in spirituality and spiritual care. Margit Gratz and Traugott Roser have been working in hospice and palliative care (inpatient and outpatient care) for many … Continue reading

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Community Resilience in Practice: the 4th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference

Katherine Pettus, PhD, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, reports on the 4th International Public Health Palliative Care Conference held on 11-16 May 2015. The 4th International Public Health Palliative Care (PHPC) Conference in Bristol was a … Continue reading

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Advance care planning in end of life care: The experience of trained volunteers

Penny Jones is the Director of Care Services at St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley, UK. At the time of taking part in this study she was the Director of Care Services at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice. Here, she explains the … Continue reading

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We can’t do it without you – the impact of volunteers on UK hospices

Dr Ros Scott, Voluntary Sector Consultant, and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK, explains the background to her longer article published in the March/April edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care. How often have you heard people say … Continue reading

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Colourful life of hospice volunteers in Europe  

Dr Ros Scott and Mag Leena Pelttari MSc (Palliative Care), Co-chairs of the EAPC Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care. Volunteering plays a very significant role in hospice and palliative care. But when you start to think … Continue reading

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