Hospice Volunteer's Experiences in Caring for Cancer Patients

호스피스 자원 봉사자들의 암 환자 돌봄에 대한 경험

  • 김분한 (한양대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김윤숙 (한양대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 정연 (한양대학교 원격간호대학원)
  • Published : 2005.08.31


Purpose: This study was explored the meaning of hospice volunteer's experience in caring for cancer patients and tried to understand their experiences. Method: The data was collected from 7 participants living in Seoul and Gyeonggi province from Jan. to Apr. 2005. Collection of data was by means of in-depth interviews. The analysis of the data was made the phenomenological analytic method suggested by Colaizzi(1978). Result: The result is consisted of nine theme-cluster; experienced a fear, limitation of activity, experienced social care, experienced physical care, good death, experienced necessity of recharging, experienced bereavement care. Conclusion: The result above indicated that health professionals must develop the management and education of volunteer of hospice care for various hospice care. Also, We should to encouraged the continuous education and efficient management. And support system should be developed.