Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: a resource for voluntary service managers

Ros Scott (Editor), Steven Howlett (Editor)

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    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    This book provides 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 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, and 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 Voluntary Services Managers in small hospices, large specialist palliative care units, and in general hospitals with palliative care teams, this updated second edition covers volunteer selection, training, supervision and support, and legal and ethical considerations.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Edition2nd
    ISBN (Print)0199545820, 9780199545827
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Ethical issues for VSMs in hospice care

    McCurley, S. & Scott, R., 2009, Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: a resource for volunteer service managers. Scott, R. & Howlett, S. (eds.). 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, p. 119-130 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Volunteers in a children’s hospice

    Scott, R., 2009, Volunteers in hospice and palliative care : a resource for volunteer service managers. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 145-159 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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