Recommending Volunteering to Patients

Take 2 Pills and Go Volunteer in the Morning

In this study, doctors will "prescribe" volunteer work for their patients. The investigators are determining whether it is feasible for providers to recommend volunteering to their patients, and whether patients who are recommended this "treatment" actually do volunteer work (i.e., find it "acceptable"). The study is focused on uninsured patients at Loyola Medicine's Access to Care (ATC) Clinic. The study's secondary aim is to determine whether or not engaging in volunteer work yields health benefits.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Volunteering

Subjects recommended volunteer by their provider.

Take 2 Pills and Go Volunteer in the Morning: A Feasibility Study of Engaging Patients as Volunteers