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This article describes the introduction of volunteers in a small district general hospital. Here you can download the full self-assessment competency statement, as mentioned in the original article in Box 3.
Sneddon J, Best C (2011) Introduction of mealtime volunteers in a district general hospital. Nursing Standard. 26, 15-17, 37-40. Date of acceptance: June 6 2011
Keywords: Malnutrition, mealtime volunteers, nutrition
Download the full self-assessment competency statement mentioned in Box 3 of the article by Best C and Sneddon J (2011) Mealtime volunteers in a district general hospital. Nursing Standard. 26, 15-17, 35-38.
This article describes the introduction of volunteers in a small district general hospital to assist patients with their meals. Training provided to prospective volunteers, the introduction of mealtime volunteers to the wards and their effect on patients' mealtime experience are outlined. The article also discusses issues that arose during this process, how these issues were resolved and plans to expand the service in the future.