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Volunteers and Palliative Care Provision: What is the evidence of their effect?

Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus, London

25 Sep
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Part of Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar Series

By Professor Catherine Walshe, Lancaster University

Volunteers and palliative care are often seen to go together like motherhood and apple pie – surely they must be good and effective?

This seminar will explore the research evidence on the use, experience and impact of volunteers in palliative care settings. Professor Catherine Walshe will focus on the experience of patients of receiving care from a volunteer, what domains of impact might be expected, and how we can capture this in a robust way.

About the speaker

Catherine Walshe is Professor of Palliative Care at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University. A nurse by background her research focuses on exploring ways of providing palliative and end of life care including with volunteers. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Palliative Medicine, and sits on the board of the European Association of Palliative Care.

About the seminar series

The Cicely Saunders Institute Open Seminar Series events are free to attend and there is no need to register.

This seminar is worth CPD (1 credit) pending from the Royal College of Physicians. 

The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours.


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