“The hospice movement, which began in the UK over 40 years ago, provides care for the terminally ill, and aims to give people who are dying the best possible quality of life.
Millions of hospice volunteers around the world have helped make it possible for the very elderly and sick to stay in their own homes, and ‘Hospice Chronicles’ follows two American hospice volunteers through their training and first placements in patients’ homes. Trained to provide ‘respite care’, the volunteers set out to give family members a break from their caretaking responsibilities.”
I thought this was an interesting insight into hospice care in the US. You can listen to the programme here. I believe this link is valid for a week after broadcast, but you might be able to find the programme subsequently by searching for ‘hospice chronicles’ on the World Service homepage, here.