Category Archives: VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Raising awareness of palliative care and the needs of older people in a Colombian gold mining town…

Sandra Patricia Silva Preciado is a physiotherapist in geriatric psychomotricity and palliative care in Bogotá, Colombia. Moved by the plight of older people in a town in Colombia, she volunteered to set up two training workshops, one for caregivers and health professionals … Continue reading

Posted in ADVOCACY & POLICY, EDUCATION & TRAINING, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL REPORTS, VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Volunteering, boundaries and power

AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY TOMORROW (5 DECEMBER), WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES ON VOLUNTEERING HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE… Libby Sallnow, an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at St Christopher’s Hospice, UK, the Marie Curie Palliative Care … Continue reading

Posted in VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE | Leave a comment

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

Posted in EAPC Task Forces/Reference Groups, VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ADVOCACY & POLICY, VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE | Tagged | Leave a comment