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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 palliative care in Canada

Volunteering in hospice palliative care in Canada

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(p.96) Chapter 8 Volunteering in hospice palliative care in Canada
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The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care
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Stephen Claxton-Oldfield

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788270.003.0008

This chapter begins with a brief history of the hospice palliative care volunteer movement in Canada along with a brief discussion of legislative and political influences on the development of hospice palliative care. This is followed by an overview of the different care settings in which hospice palliative care volunteers engage with dying persons and their families. Next, the volunteers are introduced, including a description of a typical Canadian volunteer, the management and training of volunteers, and the roles and responsibilities of volunteers. The chapter concludes with a discussion of some of the changes and challenges facing hospice palliative care volunteers in Canada, as well as successes.

Keywords:   volunteering, volunteers, palliative care, roles, change, typical volunteer, care settings

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