Ethical issues for hospice volunteers.

  title={Ethical issues for hospice volunteers.},
  author={Patricia H. Berry and Sally Planalp},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  volume={25 6},
Health care professionals usually receive professional education in ethics, but the half million hospice volunteers in the United States may receive only brief training that is limited to confidentiality and the volunteer role. The purpose of this study was to explore ethical issues hospice volunteers confront in their work. Interviews with 39 hospice volunteers were conducted, audio recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using qualitative methods. Prominent themes were dilemmas about gifts… CONTINUE READING

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