Promoting Excellence : Caring for Terminally Ill Inmates Training Video and Guide

Volunteers of American - GRACE Project: Caring for Terminally Ill Inmates Training Video and Guide

A prison hospice training video and discussion guide addressing the end-of-life care provided to the nation's men and women incarcerated in prisons. These training materials were designed to increase prison and jail staff's factual knowledge of the dying process and patient's needs; promote a positive attitude about providing "community-standard" care for inmate patients, and motivate staff to want comprehensive, quality palliative care in their institution.

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Continuing GRACE: Correctional End of Life Care Initiative
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
5410 Grove St
Chevy Chase MD 20815
FAX: 301.907.3338

Helen B. McNeal
Project Leader
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
The five-minute video, "Caring for Terminally Ill Inmates", introduces institutional staff and inmate volunteers to issues of caring for the growing population of terminally ill inmates. It is used as part of both staff and volunteer training programs.

Keywords: program description, caregiver training, residents, curricula, training

To use this tool:
Please order through the Grace Project website or

This tools was developed by the GRACE Project specifically for this project.

Posted September 2004

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit for more resources.

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