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Volunteers in hospice and palliative careA resource for voluntary service managers$
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Rosalind Scott and Steven Howlett

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545827

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.001.0001

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
Volunteers in hospice and palliative care

Derek Doyle

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter discusses ‘modern’ hospice care, which started in 1967. It describes the evolution of hospices, from those run by religious orders during the Middle Ages, to the 8,000 hospices that now provide hospice care. It also looks at palliative care and its services, the people found inside a hospice centre, and the important job features of a voluntary service manager.

Keywords:   hospice care, hospices, evolution, palliative care, hospice centre, features, voluntary service manager

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