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A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Jacqueline Worswick


The concept of a children's hospice, seen as innovative when the first, Helen House, opened in Oxford in 1982, is now well established, and the growth in the number of children's hospices has seen corresponding important developments in the field of paediatric palliative care. This book provides an account of how Helen House came into being. It records the events surrounding the foundation of the hospice and how it stemmed directly from what was learnt from the events following the sudden illness of the author's eldest daughter Helen, after whom the hospice was named. The book sets out the phi ... More

Keywords: children's hospice, Helen House, paediatric palliative care, families, service provision

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780192632357
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline Worswick, author