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

Rosalind Scott, Steven Howlett, and Derek Doyle


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 U ... More

Keywords: hospices, palliative care, hospitals, teams, volunteers, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199545827
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosalind Scott, editor
Director of Organisational Development, Children's Hospice Association, Scotland

Steven Howlett, editor
Senior Lecturer, Roehampton University, UK
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Derek Doyle, contributor
Vice-President of the National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services, President Emeritus of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, and formerly Medical Director, St Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh, UK

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