Social work and end-of-life care

Social work is important in end-of-life care

Hospice volunteers’ experience adds bite to training role plays with doctors

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Role play 140111In an interesting article, a German researcher looks at volunteers from hospices who act as patients in role plays with trainee doctors. The volunteers rely on their experiences in working with patients to inform their acting; it gives added reality to the role plays. Hospice volunteers also have their own experiences to draw on, since many people volunteer in hospices because of a positive experience as carers of their own relatives. It sounds like a useful way of adding a little bite to what can bean undemanding way of learning.

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Written by Malcolm Payne

13 January 2014 at 12:47 pm

Posted in carers, hospices, professionals

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  1. Thank you for linking to our article Malcolm! There have been some really interesting pieces on your own blog recently. Kind regards

    pallcare

    15 January 2014 at 6:08 pm


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