Exploring the Power of MGM (My Gift: Myself)

To give you a broader perspective of the unique "gifts" offered by this training program, several of the production staff created this page and a special "Director's Cut" commentary. The next paragraph is the summation of the "Director's Cut", followed by some web quality video examples from MGM and pdf links showing actual page samples from MGM manuals.

"The bottom line is that My Gift: Myself is more than just education, it is an experience that generates personal growth, understanding, and empathy that will allow a stronger rapport between your volunteers and patients. Combined with the classroom participation exercises, it also helps create self-confidence and fosters a sense of teamwork and belonging in your volunteers. In the long run, you will create more effective volunteers, have less burnout, and increase your patient’s appreciation of your staff and organization."
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Read the full "Director's Cut" Commentary about MGM

 

Video: JoAnne introducing the MGM training series.
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Video: JoAnne explaining the "wilderness" theme of MGM
and presenting a personal story about hospice.
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Video: JoAnne giving a partial teaching segment on grief.
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Video: Lesa describes her first hospice patient visit.
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Video: One of the special stories "From The Heart".
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Video: Graphics animation example about intractable pain.
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Video: High Definition example of the quality of video delivered by the 7 DVD's in the MGM series. Once playing, hover your mouse over the video and click the "HD" icon and select "720" for video quality - then click the icon to the right of the "HD" to view full screen.
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This button links to a large pdf file showing a number of actual pages from the MGM Hospice Volunteer Manual

 

This button links to a large pdf file showing a number of actual pages from the Volunteer Coordinator's Manual