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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 community palliative care service

Volunteers working in a community palliative care service

(p.177) Chapter 14 Volunteers working in a community palliative care service
Volunteers in hospice and palliative care

Kathleen Defellippi

Mabuyi Mnguni

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the story of the development of palliative care in a region of South Africa. It includes the history of the project, which involved importing a UK model in the 1980s. It also describes how the volunteers work, in a way which might be regarded by a lot of people in the developed world as unusual or even unique, in a community palliative care service in South Africa.

Keywords:   development, palliative care, South Africa, history, UK model, community, volunteers, community palliative care service

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