Volunteering in hospice and palliative care in the United Kingdom

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    Abstract

    This chapter explores the history of volunteers in the founding and development of United Kingdom (UK) hospice services. It considers the changing role and influences of volunteering on services at different stages of development. Evidence suggests that voluntary sector hospice and palliative care services are dependent on volunteers for the range and quality of services delivered. Within such services, volunteer trustees carry significant responsibility for the strategic direction of the organiszation. Others are engaged in diverse roles ranging from the direct support of patient and families to public education and fundraising. The scope of these different roles is explored before considering the range of management models and approaches to training. This chapter also considers the direct and indirect impact on volunteering of changing palliative care, societal, political, and legislative contexts. It concludes by exploring how and why the sector is changing in the UK and considering the growing autonomy of volunteers within the sector.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care
    EditorsRos Scott, Steven Howlett
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Chapter3
    Pages28-41
    Number of pages14
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780198788270
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Hospice Care
    Palliative Care
    Volunteers
    Trustees
    Hospices
    History
    Education
    United Kingdom

    Keywords

    • Change
    • Hospice
    • Management
    • Palliative care
    • Training
    • Volunteer roles
    • Volunteering
    • Volunteers

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    Scott, R. (2018). Volunteering in hospice and palliative care in the United Kingdom. In R. Scott, & S. Howlett (Eds.), The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care (1 ed., pp. 28-41). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198788270.003.0003
    Scott, Ros. / Volunteering in hospice and palliative care in the United Kingdom. The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care. editor / Ros Scott ; Steven Howlett. 1. ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. pp. 28-41
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    Volunteering in hospice and palliative care in the United Kingdom. / Scott, Ros.

    The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care. ed. / Ros Scott; Steven Howlett. 1. ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. p. 28-41.

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