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The Changing Face Of Volunteering In Hospice And Palliative Care

Author : Ros Scott
ISBN : 9780198788270
Genre : Medical
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Volunteers have a long been involved in supporting the delivery of palliative care. Indeed in some countries, the range and quality of hospice and palliative care services depends on the involvement of volunteers. Hospice and palliative care services and volunteering are changing. As society develops, so too does volunteering. Volunteers have growing expectations of organizations, and increasingly seek roles that meet their needs and aspirations, rather than fitting in with organizational approaches. As hospice and palliative care services experience increasing and changing demands for their services due to aging populations with complex healthcare needs, we need to recognize that volunteers have a vital role to play in supporting the delivery of services of the future. The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care explores the complex phenomenon that is volunteering in hospice and palliative care in different countries. It considers how and why volunteering is changing, through the contributions of authors from Western and Eastern Europe, North America, Australia, Africa, and India. It reflects on the influence of culture and organisational contexts, in addition to management approaches, legislative, and political influences, highlighting factors that contribute to the success of volunteering. Contributing to knowledge and understanding in the field of volunteering in hospice and palliative care internationally, this book highlights the factors that contribute to the success of volunteering models, allowing readers to see possibilities for change and find new ideas for innovative practice in their own setting.

Volunteers In Hospice And Palliative Care

Author : Derek Doyle
ISBN : 0198516088
Genre : Medical
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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.

Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers Experiences With Unusual End Of Life Phenomena

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ISBN : OCLC:1051966191
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Forty-five Canadian hospice palliative care volunteers responded to a survey examining whether they had witnessed or been told about any unusual end-of-life phenomena (EOLP) in their work with dying patients and their families in the past year. The most commonly witnessed EOLP were patients talking to or reaching out their hands toward deceased relatives or friends (34%), occurrences of terminal lucidity (33%), and patients seemingly getting ready for a trip or journey (28%). At least a third of the volunteers indicated that a patient or a patient’s family member had told them about visions or dreams of deceased relatives or friends (47% and 44%, respectively), seeing beautiful places or colors or hearing wonderful music (38%), terminal lucidity (38%), and deathbed coincidences (33%). The majority of volunteers were accepting of spiritual explanations for EOLP and rejecting of scientific or medical ones. Ninety-six percent of the volunteers felt that information about EOLP should be included as part of their volunteer training.

Got Volunteers? The Selection Training Roles And Impact Of Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers In Canada S Community Based Volunteer Programs

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ISBN : OCLC:1051926068
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This article provides a brief overview of the selection, training, roles, and impact on family caregivers of community-based hospice palliative care volunteers in Canada. In many Canadian communities, carefully selected and well-trained volunteers are available to provide emotional support, companionship, practical assistance, and other kinds of help and comfort to dying persons and their families, mostly at home. Unfortunately, these services are often underutilized. Anecdotal and empirical evidence suggests that lack of awareness and/or understanding of this beneficial community resource is a major reason for the underutilization of volunteers. Education is the key to promoting awareness. Hopefully, this article will serve to inform both the general public and health care professionals about the volunteers' background, preparation, roles, and impact on patients and family caregivers.

Hospice And Palliative Care

Author : Judith A. Kitzes
ISBN : 0763715662
Genre : Medical
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An overlook of the theoretical prespective and practical information about the growing field of hospice.

The R V H Manual On Palliative Hospice Care

Author : Ina Ajemian
ISBN : PSU:32239001209242
Genre : Medical
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The Effect Of Training On Hospice Palliative Care Volunteers Ability To Deal With Unusual End Of Life Phenomena

Author : Robert Paul Hicks
ISBN : OCLC:1204139199
Genre : Death
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How To Be An Even Better Listener

Author : Robert Mundle
ISBN : 9781784508296
Genre : Religion
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Providing guidance and advice on the challenging art of listening, this book responds directly to the expressed learning needs of hospice and palliative care volunteers regarding their communication skills in end-of-life care. Listening can be mentally, physically, and spiritually exhausting, often highlighted in books about hospice and palliative care but never taking the spotlight. This accessible companion provides hospice and palliative care workers with a variety of helpful insights and suggestions drawn from a solid base of current theoretical concepts and clinical research. With personal reflections on being listened to, the guide includes strategies for becoming a more effective listener, as well as exploring the challenges of listening, the need for self-care and spiritual and ethical considerations. By expanding their own capacity for empathy, compassion and understanding the wider narrative of illness, hospice and palliative care volunteers will become even better listeners in their essential roles.

Becoming Dead Right

Author : Frances Shani Parker
ISBN : 9781932690354
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"Becoming Dead Right" guides readers through the general and "how to" information maze that prepares them for dealing with death. This book is filled with poetry, stories, wisdom, and common sense that can help baby boomers, students, caregivers, and policy makers understand that society can make important changes that can ensure safe, dignified, individualized care at the end of ones life.

Home Care Advances

Author : Robert H. Binstock
ISBN : UCSC:32106012461403
Genre : Medical
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This volume contains research and policy advances on the efficacy of home care.

Caring

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ISBN : UCLA:L0098838352
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Innovations In End Of Life Care

Author : Mildred Z. Solomon
ISBN : UOM:39015058211221
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The Palliative Care And Hospice Caregiver S Workbook

Author : Lura L. Pethtel
ISBN : 9781846193842
Genre : Medical
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This educational workbook helps people who build compassionate relationships with dying people. Accompanied by its Educator's Guide, it presents a comprehensive, sequential learning program for caregivers in non-medical capacities covering everything from self-understanding to spiritual issues, listening skills and expressive activities, developing the skills, awareness and resilience needed for this privileged and sensitive role. The program includes a variety of learning experiences, including large and small group activities, discussion, close reading, creative writing, self exploration, and skill development and practice. This is an invaluable resource for small groups of individuals who wish to volunteer in hospice or palliative care settings. A copy of the guide for educators is included in each pack of workbooks, and is also freely available online.

Journal Of Palliative Care

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034130070
Genre : Terminal care
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Annals Of The Academy Of Medicine Singapore

Author : Academy of Medicine (Singapore)
ISBN : UCLA:L0072328016
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Palliative Medicine Secrets

Author : S. K. Joishy
ISBN : UOM:39015049645248
Genre : Medical
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Dr. Joishy and a group of internationally recognised contributors, with a focus on interdisciplinary care, cover in question-and-answer format all the important elements of this new speciality of medicine. Covered are pain and symptom management as well as care for physiological, emotional, social, and spiritual well being of the patient. Quick and practical reference for making on-the-spot decisions in palliative care. Offers solutions to ethical dilemmas facing caregivers in the terminal stages of illness. Perfect for preparing for boards in palliative care. Appropriate for nurses taking hospice nursing qualification exam. Supplemental book for pain management boards.

Medical And Health Information Directory

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ISBN : 1414476299
Genre : Health
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Hospice And Palliative Care In Africa

Author : Michael Wright
ISBN : UOM:39015066789176
Genre : Medical
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Africa, a region covering 22% of the earth's surface, is affected by widespread poverty and the AIDS pandemic. The loss of life resulting from this is increasingly becoming the focus of the world. This comprehensive text examines the development of palliative care services in 26 African countries, from various different perspectives.

Illinois Register

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044106771595
Genre : Delegated legislation
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Hospice And Palliative Care

Author : Stephen R. Connor
ISBN : 9781317221173
Genre : Psychology
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The third edition of Hospice and Palliative Care is the essential guide to the hospice and palliative care movement both within the United States and around the world. Chapters provide mental-health and medical professionals with a comprehensive overview of the hospice practice as well as discussions of challenges and the future direction of the hospice movement. Updates to the new edition include advances in spiritual assessment and care, treatment of prolonged and complicated grief, provision of interdisciplinary palliative care in limited-resource settings, significant discussion of assisted suicide, primary healthcare including oncology, and more. Staff and volunteers new to the field along with experienced care providers and those using hospice and palliative care services will find this essential reading.

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