Category Archives: VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

How do we change the narrative around volunteers and clarify the value of their contribution?

UNDER THE LENS – A NEW SERIES ABOUT VOLUNTEERING HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE…  Professor Anne Goossensen, Steering group member, and Dr Ros Scott, Co-chair, both connected to the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force … Continue reading

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My Care My Right – Recognising the role of volunteers

On Saturday 12 October, people across the world will be celebrating and supporting hospice and palliative care. Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari, Co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering, tell us more about this year’s … Continue reading

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Investigating hidden assumptions about volunteers: What research evidence is needed?

UNDER THE LENS – A NEW SERIES HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE… Writing on behalf of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering, Catherine Walshe and Sheila Payne from the International Observatory on … Continue reading

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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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