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
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