Program Goals

• A secure but respectful setting
• Education about the disease process, the end-of-life experi-ence, and the grieving process
• Symptom and pain control
• A circle of support including family and friends
• Respect of treatment choices
• An opportunity to compose advance written directives
• Spiritual comfort
• Restored sense of dignity and respect
• Win—Win experience for both staff and inmate volunteers as they gain insight as a result of their participation in the end-of-life experience.