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Palliative Care NSW publishes a series of Brochures aimed at helping people receiving palliative care, their families and carers to understand key aspects of Palliative Care:

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

Format: Brochure, folded DL

Dimensions: 99 x 210mm

Publisher: Palliative Care NSW

Bulk Purchase Brochures (quantities of 50, 100 or 300)

Free PDF download (from our Resources page)

Palliare: A Handbook for Palliative Care Volunteers in NSW (Second Edition 2018)

‘Palliare: A Handbook for Palliative Care Volunteers in NSW’ 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 Programmes and Volunteers; Inpatient and Residential Settings; Home and Community Visiting; Young People in Palliative Care; The Volunteer and Comfort Care; About Dying. The information is specific to the state of NSW (Australia) but will be of interest to hospice and palliative care volunteers everywhere.

The Volunteer Support Services Programme is hosted by Palliative Care NSW and funded by the NSW Ministry of Health.

Publication date (second edition): 2018

Format: Paperback, 120 pages

Dimensions: 297 x 210mm

Publisher: Palliative Care NSW

ISBN: 978-0-9944387-2-0

Purchase print copy – $8 (25% disc for 30 or more) plus postage

Free PDF download (from Volunteer Hub website)

Better Together: Volunteering and Palliative Care in NSW, The Final Report of the Volunteer Support Services Programme 2014–2017

‘Better Together: Palliative Care and Volunteering in NSW, The Final Report of the Volunteer Support Services Programme 2014–2017’ is a compilation of the research reports completed during the first 3 years of the programme.

Chapters include: A Statewide Framework for Palliative Care Volunteering in NSW; Palliative Care Volunteering in Residential Aged Care Facilities in NSW: A sample study in Western Sydney LHD; Investigating Understandings of Palliative Care within Community Volunteer Groups; Towards a framework for community hospice in NSW (Part 1): A background paper; Towards a framework for community hospice in NSW (Part 2): Accommodation at the end of life, an overview of the local service context; Faded away: The life and death of a district volunteer initiative in the bush and lessons for the future of palliative care volunteering; Where-to with our volunteers? Results of a survey of Palliative Care Service Development Officers in NSW; Paediatric Palliative Care: A survey of a hospice volunteer service; Collecting stories from Palliative Care Volunteers: Narratives, empathy and insight; It Takes A Village: Discussing the challenges of managing cultural diversity and volunteering in palliative care services; People I have known: The experiences of rural and regional community visiting palliative care volunteers in NSW; A space of caring: NSW nurses’ experiences of Palliative Care Volunteers in inpatient settings. The information is specific to the state of NSW (Australia) but will be of interest to hospice and palliative care volunteers and volunteer managers everywhere.

The Volunteer Support Services Programme is hosted by Palliative Care NSW and funded by the NSW Ministry of Health.

Publication date: 2017

Format: Paperback, 153 pages

Dimensions: 297 x 210mm

Publisher: Palliative Care NSW

ISBN: 978-0-646-97341-8

Purchase print copy (not available)

Free PDF download (from Volunteer Hub website)

Palliative Care Volunteer Services: Guidance for Managers

Palliative Care Volunteer Services: Guidance for Managers‘ (2016) offers tips and guidance on the role of the manager, as well as brief information about the delivery of typical programs by volunteers. The manual will be of particular interest to new managers, or for people contemplating setting-up a new palliative care volunteer service. It will also be of interest to existing managers, as well as to anyone with an interest in the management of palliative care volunteer services.

Contents include: Managing your palliative care volunteer service; Managing your volunteers; Inpatient support; Community visiting and respite; Complementary and alternative therapies; Bereavement support; Memorial services; Biography and dignity narrative; Equipment programs; Other volunteer roles.

The Volunteer Support Services Programme is hosted by Palliative Care NSW and funded by the NSW Ministry of Health.

Publication date: 2016

Format: Paperback, 36 pages

Dimensions: 297 x 210mm

Publisher: Palliative Care NSW

ISBN: 978-0-646-96462-1

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Free PDF download (from Volunteer Hub website)

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.