Reasons for starting and continuing to volunteer for hospice.

  title={Reasons for starting and continuing to volunteer for hospice.},
  author={Sally Planalp and Melanie R Trost},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  volume={26 4},
The purpose of this study was to find out from hospice volunteers how they first heard of opportunities to volunteer, what motivated them to volunteer when they first began, and why they continue. A total of 351 volunteers from 3 states in the western United States participated in a questionnaire study. Three open-ended questions addressed how they heard of hospice, why they started, and why they continued. Their intentions to continue were also measured on rating scales. Responses to the open… CONTINUE READING

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