Review collection - Volunteers 

16 reviews


D'Eer L, Quintiens B, Van den Block L, Dury S, Deliens L, Chambaere K, Smets T, Cohen J. Civic engagement in serious illness, death, and loss: A systematic mixed-methods review. Palliat Med. 2022 Mar 14:2692163221077850. doi: 10.1177/02692163221077850. Epub ahead of print.


Coleman H, Walshe C. What are the emotional experiences of being a volunteer in palliative and end-of-life care settings? A systematic review and thematic synthesis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Feb 26:S0885-3924(21)00216-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.02.025. Epub ahead of print.

Stoelen KMS, Raunkiaer M, Winther K, Grubert MV, Bøgeskov BO. Palliative care volunteer roles in Nordic countries: qualitative studies-systematic review and thematic synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Dec 30:bmjspcare-2021-003330. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003330. Epub ahead of print.


Bloomer MJ, Walshe C. 'It's not what they were expecting': A systematic review and narrative synthesis of the role and experience of the hospital palliative care volunteer. Palliat Med. 2020 Feb 17:269216319899025. doi: 10.1177/0269216319899025. Epub ahead of print.

Dodd SR, Payne SA, Preston NJ, Walshe CE. Understanding the Outcomes of Supplementary Support Services in Palliative Care for Older People. A Scoping Review and Mapping Exercise. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Mar 19. Article in Press.


Hurst A, Coyne E, Kellett U, Needham J. Volunteers motivations and involvement in dementia care in hospitals, aged care and resident homes: An integrative review. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Mar 25. pii: S0197-4572(18)30603-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.03.010. [Epub ahead of print]

Sellars M, Simpson J, Kelly H, Chung O, Nolte L, Tran J, Detering K. Volunteer Involvement in Advance Care Planning: A Scoping Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Mar 8. pii: S0885-3924(19)30110-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.02.031. [Epub ahead of print]

Teixeira MJC, Alvarelhão J, Neri de Souza D, Teixeira HJC, Abreu W, Costa N, Machado FAB. Healthcare professionals and volunteers education in palliative care to promote the best practice-an integrative review. Scand J Caring Sci. 2019 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/scs.12651. [Epub ahead of print]


Scott R, Jindal-Snape D, Manwaring G. Exploring the relationship between volunteering and hospice sustainability in the UK: a theoretical model. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2018 May 2;24(5):212-219. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2018.24.5.212.


Whittall D, Lee S, O'Connor M. Factors affecting rural volunteering in palliative care - an integrated review. Aust J Rural Health. 2016 Dec;24(6):350-356. Epub 2016 Jul 6.


Candy B, France R, Low J, Sampson L. Does involving volunteers in the provision of palliative care make a difference to patient and family wellbeing? A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Mar;52(3):756-768. Epub 2014 Aug 23.

Horey D, Street AF, O'Connor M, Peters L, Lee SF. Training and supportive programs for palliative care volunteers in community settings. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jul 20;7:CD009500.


Pesut B, Hooper B, Lehbauer S, Dalhuisen M. Promoting volunteer capacity in hospice palliative care: a narrative review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Feb;31(1):69-78. Epub 2012 Dec 31.


Morris S, Wilmot A, Hill M, Ockenden N, Payne S. A narrative literature review of the contribution of volunteers in end-of-life care services. Palliat Med. 2013 May;27(5):428-36. Epub 2012 Jul 24.


Macvean ML, White VM, Sanson-Fisher R. One-to-one volunteer support programs for people with cancer: a review of the literature. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Jan;70(1):10-24. Epub 2007 Sep 29.


Wilson DM, Justice C, Thomas R, Sheps S, Macadam M, Brown M. End-of-life care volunteers: a systematic review of the literature. Health Serv Manage Res. 2005 Nov;18(4):244-57.

Last updated 28 March 2022