An article in The Washington Post gave an overview of the relevant protagonism in the care of cancer patients frequently silenced. Without a doubt a bioethical central topic in the health care system.

Cancer centre volunteers mayor role

All hospitals in United States, but especially cancer centers, rely on a volunteer corps to help with hospital and patient life. More than one-third of adults in the United States, about 77 million people, volunteered in 2017, 6 percent of them doing so in a health-related field, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that includes AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.

A significant example is the Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

At the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, rated the nation’s best cancer hospital in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings, more than 1,000 “volunteers work alongside patients, caregivers, faculty and staff to help make a difference by providing comfort, hope, support and education,” said Susan French, associate vice president of volunteer services and merchandising. I know. When I was there recently for a family member’s appointment, we could not have been more pleased with the volunteers who stepped up to help.

 

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