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Volunteers in hospice and palliative careA resource for voluntary service managers$
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Rosalind Scott and Steven Howlett

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545827

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.001.0001

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Volunteers working in a comprehensive palliative care service in Australia

Volunteers working in a comprehensive palliative care service in Australia

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(p.161) Chapter 13 Volunteers working in a comprehensive palliative care service in Australia
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Volunteers in hospice and palliative care
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Rosemary Hanley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.003.0013

This chapter illustrates firsthand experience of coordinating volunteers in palliative care. This experien was gained from initiating, developing, and managing a palliative care volunteer service in a public hospital. In Australia, such public hospitals are commonly called medical centres. The chapter looks at the volunteers that provide palliative care in these medical centres, their working conditions, the recruitment process, their work area, training courses, and even the possible problems that could arise.

Keywords:   firsthand experience, volunteers, palliative care, volunteer service, public hospital, Australia, medical centres, working conditions, recruitment process

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