Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Handbook for Volunteer Service Managers

Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Handbook for Volunteer Service Managers by -

Title: Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Handbook for Volunteer Service Managers
Author: -
ISBN10: 0198516088
ISBN13: 978-0198516088
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 5, 2002)
Language: English
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Size PDF: 1432 kb
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Rating: 3.6/5
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Pages: 240 pages
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Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Handbook for Volunteer Service Managers by -


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This book provides comprehensive, practical guidelines on the responsibilites of those who leade, co-ordinate and manage volunteers in small hospices, large specialist palliative care units, and in general hospitals with palliative care teams. Volunteers are key workers, who often perform difficult and always important work. In the United Kingdom alone, there are thousands of volunteers in hospice work, a small proportion doing work with patients, and the vast majority doing equally valuable work such as driving, sitting with relatives, manning charity shops and telephones. As a result, Europe, Australia, the United States and Canada are very interested in the United Kingdom's use of volunteers.Aimed primarily at Volunteer Service Managers in small hospices, large specialist palliative care units, and in general hospitals with palliative care teams, this book covers volunteer selection, training, supervision and support, and legal and ethical considerations. Information is presented in an easily accessible way, using key points, summary panels and checklists. Contributors, who are all Volunteer Service Managers themselves, have included small, clinical vignettes to bring the text to life. This book withh also appeal to the volunteers themselves.