Hospice, Palliative Care to hold volunteer training series in February
MedWest-Haywood Hospice & Palliative Care will hold a volunteer training series from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Waynesville First Presbyterian Church and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Lake Junaluska First Baptist Church. Attendees only need to attend one day or the other.
This program will orient volunteers to the hospice philosophy and program and help them to find their niche in hospice volunteerism.
The essence of the hospice philosophy is quality of life, allowing the patient and family to spend the last days together with dignity, with control over their situation, and as free from pain as possible. Hospice neither hastens death nor prolongs life. It validates the hope of living each day to its fullest with emphasis on human dignity and preservation of the ...