Training of community palliative care volunteer (CPCVs) enhances expansion of palliative care from the traditional hospital based system to a communal system. This in turn eases the burden on existing hospital system while making it cost effective and more accessible for the targeted individuals.
The team increases knowledge among CHVs on palliative care, further translating to practice which increases the capacity at community level. Frequent support and care to the patient and family will equip the family members with knowledge on how best to handle their ill family member. With the CPCVs already integrated and accepted in communities and societies, hence reaching targeted patients.