A critical issues analysis of the importance of volunteers

A critical issues analysis of the importance of volunteers

A 2000 word critical issue analysis of volunteer roles I was due to work as an observational researcher at a university hospital but it fell through due to NHS demands. I would have been using my transferable skills of research and analysis of data, from my psychology degree to observe volunteer’s interactions with dementia patients compare to that of busy medical staff who often don’t have the time to provide psychological support and care for the psychological well being of their patients who are often confused as to where they are and why they are in hospital. volunteers befriend patients during their stay to support them emotionally. Staff appreciate volunteers help, especially when a patient is medically fit but it on able to be discharged due to lack of community support or beds in residential homes and patients are often left on wards then they are medically fit enough to not be there. some examples of past CIA’s are attached with guidance notes