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Palliative Care NSW publishes a series of Brochures aimed at helping people and carers to understand key aspects of Palliative Care:

  • Your Palliative Care
  • Learn more about pain management
  • Advance care planning
  • Volunteer in Palliative Care

These are free to download and review as electronic files on our Resources page.

You may also purchase these in bulk quantities of 50, 100 or 300.

Format: Brochure, folded DL

Dimensions: 99 x 210mm

Publisher: Palliative Care NSW

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A Snapshot of Palliative Care Volunteering in NSW

In 2014 Palliative Care NSW undertook a mapping of palliative care volunteer services in NSW by face-to-face and telephone interviews. The survey found a total of 38 palliative care volunteer services with about 1,242 volunteers supporting adult and paediatric programs. The ‘Snapshot’ report details the findings, and includes narrative comments from stakeholders reflecting on qualitative elements of their service delivery.

In 2018 we undertook a new detailed study of palliative care volunteers and volunteer management in NSW. The study found that some 44 palliative care volunteer services supported some 1,610 volunteers.

Both “Snapshot” reports (2014 and 2018) were written as part of the Volunteer Support Services Programme hosted by Palliative Care NSW and funded by the NSW Ministry of Health.

Click on the link below to read them.

Free PDF download (from Volunteer Hub website)

Palliare: A Handbook for Palliative Care Volunteers in NSW Second Edition

‘Palliare: A Handbook for Palliative Care Volunteers in NSW Second Edition’ offers background and practical guidance for people who volunteer in palliative care settings.

Chapters include Introduction to Palliative Care, Public Health Palliative Care, The Volunteer’s Role, Boundaries and Self-Care, Communication Skills, Suffering, Total Pain and Spirituality, Cultural Diversity and Families in Palliative Care, Grief and Bereavement, Bereavement Support Programs and Volunteers, Inpatient and Residential Settings, Home and Community Visiting, Young People in Palliative Care, The Volunteer and Comfort Care, and About Dying.

The information is specific to the state of NSW (Australia) but will be of interest to hospice and palliative care volunteers everywhere.

Palliare was first developed in 2015 as a learning resource for palliative care volunteers in NSW as part of the Volunteer Support Services Program hosted by Palliative Care NSW and funded by the NSW Ministry of Health. Due to popular demand, a second edition has recently been published which builds and expands on the information contained in the first edition.

Publication date: 2018

Format: Paperback, 116 pages

Dimensions: 297 x 210mm

Publisher: Palliative Care NSW

Free PDF download (from Volunteer Hub website)

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Join our member network

Whether you are a health professional, a policy influencer, a palliative care volunteer, part of a connected sector or just have an interest in the future of palliative care, joining the Palliative Care NSW member network equips and connects you with a networks and resources to better serve the palliative care community.

Membership is also available for organisations.

Find out more about membership of Palliative Care NSW.