First-hand experiences with family members or friends often prepare Hospice Volunteers to be especially supportive and sensitive to the family’s needs. Additionally, all hospice volunteers receive training focused on:

  • The goals and philosophy of hospice care
  • The responsibilities and duties of caring for patients and their families
  • The physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of death and dying
  • Listening and communication skill
  • Patient and family rights
  • Family relationships
  • Spiritual and cultural diversity
  • Patient confidentiality

For more information on training workshops, please contact the 
Compassus location nearest you.