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Can Volunteer Service Choose You?

                    If you are a volunteer, have you ever thought that you didn't choose volunteer service, but that it chose you? I have been a hospice volunteer for twenty years, most of them in…

A reflection by Maureen Russell

Today I met with a wonderful group of Health Care Assistant students from Capilano University. In preparation for the time together they sent me a list of questions, and I in turn considered the…

A dream come true –

PACE for PSWs online palliative care education is open for registrations!Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fan of Personal Support Workers. Anyone who knows me, knows that my palliative care…

Life After Death Dementia Story

This true story is from my book Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes.When Mamie Wilson (pseudonym) became my hospice patient, she had several unusual qualities that made me…

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