Tag Archives: Volunteering in palliative care

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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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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We can’t do it without you – the impact of volunteers on UK hospices

Dr Ros Scott, Voluntary Sector Consultant, and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK, explains the background to her longer article published in the March/April edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care. How often have you heard people say … Continue reading

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A new haircut can change your life

Michaela Hesse and Lukas Radbruch, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Germany, talk about a recent study week they delivered on volunteering in hospice and palliative care, and the key issues it raised. This is the experience of a … Continue reading

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Volunteering in children’s hospices in Scotland: topical perspectives

Ros Scott, Director of Organisational Development, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). The charity provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure: Rachel House, in Kinross … Continue reading

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How do volunteers contribute to hospices?

Dr Sara Morris, Senior Researcher, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, UK. Volunteers are integral to the history of hospices and continue to play a vital role. However, economic, policy and demographic challenges … Continue reading

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