Authors

Meghan Letters

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

This project describes the organizational culture of hospice. Hospice is not a single organization or a building but it is a way of caring for patients who suffer from terminal illnesses and are not expected to live for more than six months. Volunteers are a crucial part of the care provided to these patients. Volunteers go through extensive training to be able to serve this population and their families. This project uses participant organization as the method of finding how the culture of hospice is expressed to new volunteers at the volunteer training and what organizational truths are conveyed. Program recommendations are made for improving future trainings.

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