Hospice volunteer training starts March 19 | TheUnion.com

Hospice volunteer training starts March 19

Beginning March 19, Hospice of the Foothills begins its annual four-day training program, which prepares volunteers to work with patients, their families and their caregivers.

Training takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mon., March 19, Wed., March 21, Mon., March 26, and Wed., March 28. To register or for more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Janis Lewis at 272-5739.

Topics covered in the training include the history and philosophy of hospice care, duties and responsibilities of the hospice volunteer, effective listening and communication skills, family dynamics and maintaining boundaries, psychosocial aspects of the dying process, hospice from the nurse’s perspective, patient care, comfort measures and ethics, death, spirituality and related issues, and understanding grief and the bereavement process.

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