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Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care

Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care
titolo Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care
sottotitolo A Handbook for Volunteer Service Managers
editore Oxford University Press
formato Libro
pagine 240
pubblicazione 2002
ISBN 9780198516088
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This book provides comprehensive, practical guidelines on the responsibilities of those who lead, 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 will also appeal to the volunteers themselves.

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Foreword by Dame Cicely Saunders; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The managerial role of the Volunteer Service Manager; 3. The position of the Volunteer Service Manager within the organisation; 4. The selection of volunteers; 5. The training and education of volunteers; 6. The support of volunteers; 7. Volunteers working in a comprehensive palliative care service; 8. Volunteers working in a community palliative care service; 9. Volunteers working in a tertiary referral teaching hospital; 10. Volunteers in a children's hospice; 11. Volunteers as bereavement counsellors; 12. Professionals working as volunteers; 13. Legal issues for the Volunteer Service Manager; 14. Ethical issues of for the Volunteer Service Manager; Glossary of terms

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