Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health & Human Services

First Advisor

Caitlin Stinneford


The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice is a not for profit organization that provides a wide range of home health care services in the Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and South Santa Clara counties. VNA & Hospice is a specialized sort of care for people facing a terminal disease, their families, and caregivers. VNA Volunteers, who volunteer their time to help others, are an important part of the agency's staff. Caregiver burnout is often the result of devoting considerable time and energy when caring for a loved one that is in hospice, and not allowing oneself to rest. The purpose of this project is to provide hospice patient’s, caregivers, and families a life review workbook. The intern was responsible for creating the life review workbook. The workbooks are done in both English and Spanish and available in a physical copy form for families. VNA & Hospice should utilize the life review workbook for current and future patient families.