Death competency: a study of hospice volunteers.

@article{Robbins1992DeathCA,
  title={Death competency: a study of hospice volunteers.},
  author={Richard A. Robbins},
  journal={Death studies},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          557-69
        }
}
Three groups of hospice volunteers, trainees (N = 52), medium-term (2 to 42 months, N = 94), long-term (48 months or more, N = 96), and nonhospice and nonpatient care controls (N = 78) completed Bugen's Coping with Death Scale, the Templer/McMordie Death Anxiety Scale, and a new self-efficacy scale related to hospice and the ability to deal with death in general. The groups did not differ on the Death Anxiety Scale. However, on the Coping with Death Scale, experienced volunteers scored higher… CONTINUE READING
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