Palliative Care NSW Volunteer Support Services Programme

Complementary Therapies

Austyn Petroccitto, Kate Bowman & Alex Huntir (2018) – Investigating the provision of complementary therapies by palliative care volunteer services. Austyn Petroccitto, intern from Macquarie University, along with Kate Bowman & Alex Huntir from the Volunteer Support Services Programme studied the practices of palliative care volunteer managers in providing complementary therapies through volunteers.  The research sought to understand the types of, and rationale for the, complementary therapies being offered and the associated challenges and benefits of managing and delivering these therapies to clients within programs that involve volunteers.