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36 Promoting Excellence in the Training of bereavement Volunteers
  1. Hilary Minter, Head of Bereavement and
  2. Ann French, Senior Lecturer
  1. Hartlepool and District Hospice, Hartlepool
  2. University of Teesside, Middlesborough

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Introduction: As part of a developing hospice bereavement service, in line with National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2004) guidance, volunteers were needed to offer support to bereaved people referred to the service who did not need counselling. Aims: Our aim was to offer a comprehensive training course for volunteers who wanted to be bereavement support workers …

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