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Visiting hospices in Germany and United Kingdom from the

  • Report on visits in hospices located in Osnabrück/Germany and the Saint Cristopher’s Hospice in London/United Kingdom; and present a discussion about the care mode. Methods: Experience report based on a post-doctoral research period in Germany between November 2013 and October 2014, funded by the CAPES Foundation (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel). Results: The structure, operation mode of the institutions and the main labor force were discussed, especially the nursing staff and volunteers’ participation, the main care activities and challenges. These issues were very similar at the hospices, highlighting the hospice responsible for spreading this moviment worldwide. Conclusion: The hospice may be the place of death, but it provides a pleasant environment that preserves the person’s individuality and autonomy. It relies on the participation of volunteers, dissemination of its idea and training programs, which ensure the strengthening of this movement.

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Author:Andreas BüscherORCiDGND
Title (English):Visiting hospices in Germany and United Kingdom from the
Parent Title (English):Escola Ana Nery Revista de Enfermagem
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2015
Release Date:2020/08/26
First Page:369
Last Page:375
Faculties:Fakultät WiSo
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Review Status:Veröffentlichte Fassung/Verlagsversion