Category Archives: VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

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

Ros Scott and Leena Pelttari (Co-chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care) and Steven Vanderstichelen (member of the task force steering group) explain. It seems no time at all since the EAPC … Continue reading

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The start of volunteering in hospice and palliative care in Serbia

NEW SERIES: HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE … Serbia’s first palliative care social worker and volunteers coordinator, Mijodrag Bogićević, is Patient Care Manager at the Center for Palliative Care and Palliative Medicine “BELhospice” and a member of … Continue reading

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The changing face of volunteering in hospice and palliative care– new book launches at 10th EAPC World Research Congress

Dr Ros Scott, Co-Chair European Association for Palliative Care Task Force on Volunteering, and Dr Steven Howlett, Deputy Director, Roehampton University Business School, are co-editors of a new book that explores the complex phenomenon that is volunteering in hospice and … Continue reading

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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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