Benefits

Patient
Enhanced quality of care based on a holistic interdisciplinary approach
Offers a greater degree of control in end-of-life decisions
An enhanced sense of dignity
Increases the involvement of those close to the hospice patient through visits, phone calls, assistance with correspondence, etc.
Assistance with daily living needs

Volunteers
Training in issues related to death and dying
Skill development in the areas of communication, personal growth, empathy, compassion and caring

Correctional employees
Training and support in the areas of death and dying
Introduction of Hospice as a resource available to individuals and family

Prison Community
Creates a ripple effect by allowing inmates and staff to see and experience compassionate activity
Changes the perspective of what it means to die in prison
Hospice