Giving Voice

This year, Hospice of Haines has begun a two year pilot project entitled, “Giving Voice” that will pair students with hospice clients on a path to discover how Alaska has influenced the choices, decisions and lives of hospice clients, and incorporate the students finding into the curriculum they are studying. Students will record their client’s oral histories, transcribe, archive and make available, to individuals, institutions and the community at large, as directed by the client.

Each semester or year, students who have participated in the project will come together, discuss their findings and experience, and share any suggestions with the project administrators that might improve the experience for future students and clients. They will also share the results of their time spent with hospice clients with interested community members.

Another element to this project gives hospice clients, with the assistance of trained hospice volunteers, the opportunity to communicate via electronic media, such as Skype, with family, friends and loved ones, who might otherwise not have the ability to visit with them due to distance, cost or other reasons.


Giving Voice Calendar

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