Innovations in End-of-Life Care
an international journal of leaders in end-of-life care
Vol. 2, No. 4, 2000
Resources and Tools
A. Tools related to this issue's contributors:
From The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast:
- The Hospice Life Review Form © 2000 The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.
This form is a tracking
sheet with key questions for performing a life review. Students should be
trained in the process of conducting a life review before using this tool.
- Issues to Consider When Starting a Teen Hospice
Program by Sandra Mahood
This bulleted list provides a quick and easy reference guide to important steps involved in putting together a successful program.
From St. Thomas Hospice in Burr Ridge, Illinois:
- Possible Junior Volunteer Services © 2000 St. Thomas Hospice
This sheet details tasks and services
that junior hospice volunteers can provide to both hospice patients and the
hospice organization while under the supervision of the Junior Volunteer
Coordinator or the Hospice Office Manager.
- St. Thomas Hospice Junior Volunteer Time Sheet © 2000 St. Thomas Hospice
A sample time sheet used by
St. Thomas Hospice to record the hours Junior Volunteers spend performing
- Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement © 2000 St. Thomas Hospice
When working with hospice patients, all
Junior Volunteers at St. Thomas Hospice must sign an agreement maintaining
confidentiality for hospice patients and their families.
- Learning to Listen
Three worksheets trainers use to teach students about the process of listening:
B. Websites related to this issue's contributors
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
The Italian League Against Cancer: Milanese Branch (Lega Italiana per la Lotta Contro i Tumori)
The Italian website of this non-profit organization has a description in English of the Volunteer Code of Conduct as well as instructions for volunteers at http://www.qlmed.org/volunteer/index.htm and many
articles in Italian.
C. Other Relevant Websites
- Corporation for National Service http://www.cns.gov/
This U.S. organization works with governor-appointed state commissions, non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, schools and other civic organizations to provide opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve their communities. Their three major service initiatives are Americorps, Learn and Serve America, and the National Senior Service Corps. Learn and Serve America offers resources for teachers, school administrators and others interested in developing service-learning projects. Grant application and guidelines are at http://www.cns.gov/learn/resources/index.html.
- Generation Connection Society
1085 West Seventh Ave.,
The Generation Connection Society (GCS) is a
volunteer non-profit society whose purpose is to develop educational programs
and resources, which foster positive intergenerational communication, help
increase self-esteem and promote greater personal and social responsibility.
This site offers an extensive list of documentary videos covering many
intergenerational issues and developments at http://www.genconn.bc.ca/videos/videos.html
- Generations United www.gu.org
membership organization in the United States focused solely on promoting
intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies. GU represents
more than 130 national, state, and local organizations representing more than
70 million Americans and is the only national organization advocating for the
mutual well-being of children, youth, and older adults. There is an extensive
list of related websites within this site at:
- Generations Together: An Intergenerational
University Of Pittsburgh
University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 648-7150 FAX (412) 648-7446
Generations Together (GT) is an international center for intergenerational studies within the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR). It is dedicated to the development and understanding of programs that bring the young and the old together to share experiences that promote mutual growth and foster understanding between the generations.
- Intergenerational Initiative
about the ongoing intergenerational efforts in Illinois. Links to articles on
service learning, technology, and intergenerational community programming.
- Intergenerational Videos' Issues of Aging
Part of the Library Media Project
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project created
the first public library, low-cost, high-quality video projects. The MacArthur
Library helped establish serious, diverse and informative video collections in
public libraries in the United States. Although no longer grant-funded, The
Project continues to build access to information and education through the
development of a consortium of independent film and videomakers with the
partnership of U.S. public libraries. At this site, find links and access to
all the Library Media Project's videos on intergenerational issues.
- Roots & Branches: New York's Intergenerational Theater
c/o JASA, 132 West 31st St.
New York, NY
R & B is a non-profit organization supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, private foundations and individual donors that brings generations together through theater and the arts. The website has a schedule of plays and performances.
- Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning
The Center was created in 1979 to foster intergenerational cooperation and exchange. The Center offers training and technical assistance, disseminates materials and has developed cross-age programs. Their newsletter, Interchange, is available online from the Resource
Materials page. The spring 1999 issue entitled "Intergenerational Exchange: A
Global Perspective" reports on intergenerational programs in the United Kingdom,
France, Japan, Singapore, the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Guatemala, Botswana,
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