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The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care$
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Ros Scott and Steven Howlett

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198788270

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198788270.001.0001

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Volunteering in hospice and palliative care in The Netherlands

Volunteering in hospice and palliative care in The Netherlands

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(p.55) Chapter 5 Volunteering in hospice and palliative care in The Netherlands
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The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care
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Anne Goossensen

Jos Somsen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788270.003.0005

This chapter describes the history and organization of palliative care volunteering in The Netherlands, volunteer roles in different settings, legislative and political influences on palliative care volunteering. Today 200 member organizations are part of the umbrella organization VPTZ Nederland. Together, these member organizations run 87 almost-like-home-houses where medical staff are not employed by the hospice, but visit and care for the patient and family when needed, just as in the home situation, in 18 high-care hospices (with medical staff) and nine palliative care units (units in nursing homes that also have significant involvement of volunteers) and 135 volunteer home care teams. In 2015 10,893 volunteers were working in these organizations. In addition special attention is given to the concept of ‘being there’, which is seen as key to the identity, value and quality of hospice and palliative care volunteering.

Keywords:   hospice, palliative care, volunteering, hospice and palliative care volunteering, The Netherlands, almost-like-home-house, high-care hospice, being there

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