Category Archives: VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Breaking the ice in palliative care … with an ice cream break

Cliquez ici pour la version en français Ice cream has a special place in the Unité de Soins de Support et d’Accompagnement (USSA) palliative care unit in Agen, France, where Catherine Renard is a volunteer. Catherine, also a member of the steering … Continue reading

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What motivates a therapy dog to volunteer in palliative care?

CELEBRATING NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK IN AUSTRALIA – 20-26 MAY 2019. Bailey and his ‘buddy’, Dr Rohan McLachlan (a surgical registrar at St George’s hospital, are volunteers with the Pet Therapy Programme at Calvary Health Care Sydney (a public hospital in New South … Continue reading

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Volunteers at the Heart of Hospice and Palliative Care: International Symposium at #EAPC2019

ONLY EIGHT DAYS TO #EAPC2019 … AHEAD OF THE 16THWORLD CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE (EAPC) TO BE HELD IN BERLIN, GERMANY, 23 TO 25 MAY 2019, WE BRING YOU ANOTHER  SPECIAL POST TO WELCOME YOU TO … Continue reading

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Update on the Voice of Volunteering – supporting and learning from the EAPC Madrid Charter on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care

This week, 7 to 13 April, it’s National Volunteers’ Week in Canada and the US. To celebrate, we are republishing this post and ask you to sign the Volunteering Charter to support the valuable work of volunteers in North America. … Continue reading

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Volunteering in palliative care: Can you trust a volunteer with confidential patient information?

ONLY 59 DAYS TO #EAPC2019 … AHEAD OF THE 16TH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE TO BE HELD IN BERLIN, GERMANY, 23 TO 25 MAY 2019, WE BRING YOU SOME SPECIAL POSTS TO WELCOME YOU TO BERLIN. … Continue reading

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Pet therapy in palliative care at Calvary Health Care Sydney

Another post in our series on ‘Palliative Care and Animals’ … Calvary Health Care Kogarah is a public hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, providing specialist palliative care and rehabilitation services. Pet therapy has been part of the hospital’s landscape … Continue reading

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Volunteers, palliative and end-of-life care: Using a new evidence-based volunteering and end-of-life care toolkit

‘Volunteers build Resilient Communities’ is the theme of this year’s International Volunteer Day that we celebrate today, 5 December. To celebrate the day in the context of palliative care, Professor Catherine Walshe, Co-director of the International Observatory on End of … Continue reading

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