Publications

We publish a wealth of publications to support hospice and palliative care providers, covering a wide range of topics.

Publications are listed in order of the date they were published (with the most recent first), but they are also listed by category, or can be found using the keyword search facility.

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  • Volunteering vital to our Future - How to make the most of volunteering in hospice and palliative care
    Published with Together for Short Lives, this guide explores the role volunteers can play in enhancing and improving the care and support offered to people with palliative care needs, as well as their families and also provides a wealth of case studies, practical tools and templates to help review existing services or to develop new ones. Author: Ros Scott. (Published June 2014)
  • Widening access through nurse leadership - Guidance and resources
    This publication draws together the learning from a highly successful programme, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, managed by Hospice UK and evaluated by Cass Business School (Centre for Charity Effectiveness). Twenty-six UK hospices participated in the programme to increase access for individuals, groups or communities previously under-represented in their patient profile. (Published 2012)
  • Widening access to hospice care - A briefing paper for managers and trustees
    This document explains key concepts that underpin approaches to fair access and identifies actions that can be used to improve access to hospice care by all sections of the community. Author: Yasmin Gunaratnam. (Published November 2006)
  • Widening access to palliative care for people with learning disabilities - Guidance and resources
    The aim of this publication is to share some of the thinking, good practice and resources that have been developed throughout learning disability and end of life care services in a form that is accessible to all practitioners but especially those working in hospice settings. Author: Linda McEnhill. (Published 2013)
  • Working towards equality and diversity – A guide for hospices
    This guide follows on from the ‘Widening access to hospice care’ briefing published in 2006. It covers key developments since that document was published and aims to provide staff and trustees with some practical guidance to help them ensure their services are reaching the diverse range of communities and individuals needing them.
  • Individual giving guide
    A guide on individual giving for hospices, helping them to understand what works – and what doesn’t work – within individual giving fundraising. Author: Ash Gilbert, Pebblebeach Fundraising. (Published October 2012)
  • A guide to effective legacy fundraising for hospices
    A practical resource full of tips and tools to help hospices with their legacy fundraising. It gives an overview of current legacy giving, issues and opportunities for hospices and guidance on developing a legacy campaign, including a campaign action plan. Author: Richard Radcliffe FInstF (Cert). (Published October 2009)
  • Hospice retail toolkit
    An introduction to good retail practice. (Published March 2009)
  • Selling with eBay for Charity
    A step-by-step guide to raising funds on eBay. (Published April 2010)
  • A study into implementing the ‘Guidance for bereavement needs assessment in palliative care'
    This is a report of the study into the implementation of the new approach to bereavement needs assessment introduced in 'Guidance for bereavement needs assessment in palliative care', which was first published in 2008. Three hospices took part in the study. As well as presenting the findings of the study, the report also includes several useful tools for anyone interested in implementing the new approach to assessment. (Published May 2010)

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