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Welcome to the Forum!! HVA, the world's leading association for hospice volunteers and hospice volunteer managers, offers this resource to the hospice community and the public-at-large as a public service. If you have a loved one that is seriously ill and is contemplating hospice care, we are here to help direct you and your family to such care and to answer any questions you might have. We also have many resources that can help you as well.

The Hospice Community Forum is open to all members of the hospice community and is sponsored by the Hospice Volunteer Association. Join us!!

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Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living & Dying, produced by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin, provides anyone in transition with a powerful experiential tool for being more compassionate, aware and appreciative. This unique 2-CD set contains spoken and written contributions by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ira Byock and other spiritual mentors and guides.

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HIPAA Compliant Hospice Volunteer Reporting -- Easy to Use & Very Secure

Will Increase Your Efficiency & Reduce Costs of Your Volunteer Program

For the last 10 years HVA's Patient Data Vault program has been revolutionizing the way volunteer programs are managed. Click here to read what Volunteer Coordinators and managers are saying about the program.  This exclusive member-only subscription service currently has over 4,000 active users, has successfully processed over 250,000 patient visit forms for our member hospices and currently manages over 25,000 patients for those hospices. You and your volunteers will enjoy the convenience of being able to communicate about, coordinate, report on and access information for their patient assignments via the Internet 24/7.

Participating hospices are finding many advantages to the PDV Service. This LOW COST service (monthly cost per volunteer is less than the cost of a cup of coffee) has numerous cost savings for our member hospices, eases management of their hospice volunteer program and improves the communication efficiency of complex coordination tasks while meeting the strict requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

They find this service extremely productive and an effective volunteer program management tool.  Try it for 30 days FREE!!

For further information about the PDV Service, contact HVA by e-mail or toll-free by telephone at (866) 489-4325.

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by Robert Mundle

Some listeners are better than others. Really good listeners are  life-giving listeners for those who are ill or suffering in any way, whether it may be physically, emotionally, socially or spiritually. And they are crucial for those who are struggling to come to grips with the end of life in hospice palliative care.

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“In what is an increasingly professionalized world, this practical guide is rare thing: a book written to upskill volunteers which also acknowledges the vital contribution they make within modern healthcare. Delivering straightforward advice in an accessible style, Robert Mundle demonstrates how "just" listening is never just listening; it is vital to any good healthcare.” 

— Revd Dr. Steve Nolan, Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, and The University of Winchester, UK

“Using a combination of compelling vignettes and reflective exercises, Robert Mundle provides readers with practical strategies to enhance their communication skills. Although directed to a hospice volunteer audience, this guide proves a useful resource for all involved in caring for those facing end of life. Mundle highlights the importance of creating space for the patient's voice to be heard.”

— Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C, Founder and Consultant, Collaborative Caring, Toluca Lake, CA

 “Robert Mundle speaks beautifully to the art of listening and the gift of presence, and how stillness and self-awareness contribute to the richness of relationship for those we serve and we who serve.  He reminds us that we all have stories to tell and that we are connected by our longing to be seen and heard. I believe that reading this book and practicing the craft of listening can deepen and enrich our relationships with each person we encounter.”

— Nina Arbour, Community Education & Volunteer Services Manager, Hospice Services of St. Joseph Health, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice, North County Hospice, USA

 

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