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Cicely Saunders

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.001.0001

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St. Christopher's Hospice

St. Christopher's Hospice

First published in British Hospital Journal and Social Service Review, vol. 77 (10 November 1967), pp. 2127–30.

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(p.115) 17 St. Christopher's Hospice
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Cicely Saunders
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Cicely Saunders

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0017

In 1967, the year that St Christopher's Hospice opened in Sydenham, South London, an important paper, included here, sets out its aims and purposes. The hospice will ‘try to fill the gap that exists in both research and teaching concerning the care of patients dying of cancer and those needing skilled relief in other long term illnesses’. There will be an emphasis on providing continuity of care for those able to return home; and there are plans also for a domiciliary service. Relatives' involvement in care will be encouraged. It will be ‘a religious foundation of a very open character’, and there is also a strong emphasis upon the contributions of different disciplines. Work on pain, developed at St Joseph's, will be extended at St Christopher's. Studies of physical pain will also be linked to improving understanding of its mental aspects.

Keywords:   relatives, long term illness, domiciliary service, physical pain, care continuity

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