Compassionate Ally Hospice Volunteers


(41.55195,-73.09505)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1579 Straits Turnpikenear your home or officeMiddlebury, CT 06762

Honoring Life ~ Offering Hope

About

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for Healthcare students who are interested in sharpending their bedside manner!

Many patients with terminal illnesses have an inadequate family and professional support system to deal with issues that arise at the end of life, such as facing death and fulfilling last wishes. Developed in collaboration with Wayne State University, this program provides didactic training and experiential learning to premed and medical school students. On boarded as special volunteers at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, this program brings these students into the homes of hospice patients to learn the gift of presence and understand the impact of legacy projects. For most, this experience is their first exposure to end of life care. We hope to shape the journey of the next generation of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Students will: 1. understand the importance of communication skills and bedside manner 2. develop a sensitivity to the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges experienced by patients and families during the end of life journey 3.Connect deeply with the person suffering from terminal illness by establishing a bond of trust 4.Provide presence and listen to the patient's stories in a nonjudgmental fashion 5.If applicable, assist the patient in completing a legacy project Orientation and training is provided free of charge.

At Seasons we always work around personal and work schedules. Many patients and families are forever changed by their hospice volunteer. If you are interested in learning more about our program please contact us at 204-490-1155 or email Karen Hale khale@seasons.org

Skills

  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Hospice Care
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • around your personal schedule
  • TB testing (paid for by Seasons)
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