Hi fellows!

I've always been intrigued by the idea of doing some hospice work in my free time (although because of my job there is next to no free time, but we'll see) and recently contacted one of the local hospices round here. I am going round for a cup of coffee tomorrow morning and know that it may take me a very long time to participate in all the required workshops, before I can actually do anything of use, however some of you have been doing this kind of work for a longer period of time already....and I guess there's not such a great difference between death in Germany and death in the US....

maybe our Grim Reaper wears Lederhosen for all I know (although let it be said that Lederhosen are a Bavarian phenomenon for the most part....where I come from they find them just as exotic as you do).

Any personal experiences, anecdotes, Do's and Don'ts, links to sites with good material on how to do hospice work, ALL that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help.