- Initiates and maintains contact with assigned patient/family.
- Offers various forms of assistance, comfort measure, supportive services, including reading to and writing for patient, sitting at bedside, especially during dying process and caregiver relief for families.
- Assists patients and families to cope with problems of terminal illness and death; helps them to express feelings and concerns.
- Completes written reports of contact and submits to the Volunteer Coordinator.
- Refers to the Volunteer Coordinator any immediate needs, problems or concerns.
- Attends on-going education programs and peer support groups, as requested.
- Continues to provide emotional support to family during bereavement as appropriate or recommend bereavement follow-up by others.
- Hospice Care
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Patient Care
- Spiritual Healing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training