Helping people make sense of their lives is consistent with the spiritual and holistic approach of palliative care. For example, bringing to conscious awareness those events in life that have been formative may help bring closure and improve the person’s willingness to accept the inevitability of their own death.  Reflecting on the care given can […]

Bereavement Support

Bereavement support takes various forms and volunteers may be involved in different aspects of their organisation’s programmes. In a 2018 study we found that the most common involvement by volunteers was one-on-one contact with clients (89% of respondents), then group support (25% of respondents), the provision of ‘health-service related information’ about grief, loss and bereavement […]