Abstract

The purpose of this study is to profile the cancer care volunteer in Malaysia in Malaysia and identify the competency level. The data were collected using a survey questionnaire. A total of 144 registered cancer-care volunteers from various cancer support groups in Klang Valley were interviewed. With regards to competency, most respondents have a medium level for most of the skills required for the volunteers. This study points to the needs for culturally appropriate “hands on” training programs for cancer care volunteers to function more effectively.

Keywords

cancer care, volunteerism, competency

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Cancer Care Volunteerism in a Non-Western Context

The purpose of this study is to profile the cancer care volunteer in Malaysia in Malaysia and identify the competency level. The data were collected using a survey questionnaire. A total of 144 registered cancer-care volunteers from various cancer support groups in Klang Valley were interviewed. With regards to competency, most respondents have a medium level for most of the skills required for the volunteers. This study points to the needs for culturally appropriate “hands on” training programs for cancer care volunteers to function more effectively.