Category Archives: VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

The role of volunteers supporting people with life-limiting illness in their own homes

Dr Jason Boland, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine, and Dr Rachel Fearnley, Honorary Researcher, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Hull, UK, explain the background to their longer article in the January/February 2018 issue of … Continue reading

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Together We Can: Free resources to help you set up a volunteering support service for families of sick children

Lizzie Chambers, Development Director, Together for Short Lives, UK, rolled up her sleeves to volunteer in the home of a family caring for a child with a life-limiting condition. Lizzie explains how her organisation has developed the Family Support Volunteering … Continue reading

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Celebrating hospice and palliative care volunteers

  Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care. Today is the United Nations (UN) International Volunteer Day, a day on which volunteering is celebrated … Continue reading

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Impact of Volunteer Befrienders on Quality of Life, Loneliness and Social Support: A Wait List Randomised Trial (ELSA)

New series starts today: Posters from the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care  Poster presentations are an essential cornerstone of every EAPC Congress – this year in Madrid more than 900 posters were on display representing … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘Voice of Volunteering’: The EAPC Madrid Charter on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care

Ahead of the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, here’s another post from congress contributors . . . Inspired by the diversity of the work of volunteers across Europe, members of the European Association for Palliative … Continue reading

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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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