The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care: An International Perspective

Rosalind Scott (Editor), Steven Howlett (Editor)

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    12 Citations (Scopus)


    Volunteers have a long history of supporting the development and delivery of hospice and palliative care in most countries throughout the world. As hospice and palliative care services anticipate significant increasing and changing demands, it is recognised that volunteers have a vital role to play in supporting the future delivery of services. However, as society changes so too does volunteering. This multi-author text explores the complex phenomenon of hospice and palliative care volunteering from an international perspective and considers the influence on volunteering of different cultures and constructs. The book also explores the likely impact of changes in hospice and palliative care on volunteers and considers how and why volunteering itself is changing and the subsequent implications for managers, organizations, and policy makers. This book does not attempt to offer solutions to the many challenges ahead, but rather poses questions that may help to reflect on new possibilities and opportunities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages228
    ISBN (Electronic)9780198788270
    ISBN (Print)9780198788270
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018


    • Change
    • Culture
    • Hospice and palliative care
    • International
    • Meaning
    • Motivation
    • Volunteering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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