Volunteer Training at Keystone Hospice

Posted by on February 9, 2009

Keystone Hospice offers volunteer training sessions

Keystone Hospice, which provides comfort through physical, emotional and spiritual care to terminally ill patients and their loved ones, will present a two-day volunteer training session on Saturday, February 21st and Saturday, February 28th.  Keystone Hospice volunteers visit patients in their own homes and assisted living facilities throughout Montgomery, Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties, as well as at Keystone House in Wyndmoor.

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.

The free training sessions will take place from 9am-5pm at Keystone House, 8765 Stenton Avenue, Wyndmoor.  Pre-registration is required as is attendance at both classes.  The registration deadline is Friday, February 13th.  For more information, email Remy Jones at rjones@keystonecare.com, Director of Volunteers, or call him at 215-836-2440, ext. 320.

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