Field Education Sites

VNA Care Hospice (Hospice of Cambridge)

175 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: (781) 455-6661

Contact Person(s):

Ms. Elizabeth R. Brown

Organization Description:

VNA Care Hospice is a non-profit agency which provides physical, emotional, spiritual care to terminally ill patients and their families. Care is given primarily at home, with in-patient backup available at de Rham/Chilton House (Cambridge) and Tippett Home (Needham).

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Student would assist the Chaplain in providing pastoral care to patients and families in both home care and resident facilities. Student will work closely with an inter-disciplinary team of a physician, nurses, social workers, pastoral counselor and volunteers. The goal of the placement would be to provide the student with a working knowledge of how a community-based home care hospice functions. The student would take part in the training program for volunteers. Student responsibilities would include both direct patient/family contact and administrative support for the pastoral parts of the program. Work with bereavement groups is possible. Twelve to fifteen hours per week; a car is required. One unit of CPE is required.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship


Student would meet weekly with the Chaplain.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes:

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