Course Syllabus

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING ONLINE

Online courses cover basic concepts and do not replace onsite training.

These courses enhance the volunteer experience by providing infection control, ethics and privacy, and communication techniques.

Lesson 1 – Introduction 

Lesson 2 – Hospice History and Philosophy

Lesson 3 – Ethics and Confidentiality

Lesson 4 – Communication 

Lesson 5 – Interdisciplinary Roles 

Lesson 6 – Hospice Eligibility 

Lesson 7 – Grief and Bereavement 

Lesson 8 – Infection Control and Safety 

Lesson 9 – Advanced Directives 

Lesson 10 – Caregiving  

Lesson 11 – Death and Dying  

Lesson 12 – Beyond the Basics – Alternative therapies (pet, aroma, music)

 Hospice Volunteer Training Certificate

Further training will enable the person to become a patient volunteer and the information reviewed in this course will set a strong foundation for realizing the importance involved in the volunteer services of hospice.