Category Archives: VOLUNTEERING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Can Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteering Survive Covid-19?

CONCLUDING OUR SERIES ON CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE… As the pandemic developed, many volunteer roles were stood down. Now, with the resurgence of the virus in many countries countless volunteers may have been prevented from … Continue reading

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Omega palliative home care: A volunteer’s perspective of the Coronavirus pandemic in Belgium

CONTINUING OUR NEW SERIES: CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE… Today, our guest writer is Sabine van der Hoorn, a volunteer with the Omega palliative home care, Brussels, Belgium, who describes the impact of the pandemic on … Continue reading

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Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Italy in times of COVID-19 

CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON ‘PALLIATIVE CARE AND VOLUNTEERING’ TO MARK THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE – AND IN CELEBRATION OF ‘INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING DAY 2020’ Today, our guest writer is Chiara Caraffa, National Board Member of the Italian Federation for … Continue reading

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Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset

NEW SERIES: CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE…  Since 1988, volunteers have played a crucial role in hospice and palliative care in Finland. But now, a more systematic approach to develop volunteer training and structures of volunteering in … Continue reading

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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

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