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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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The Philosophy of Terminal Care

The Philosophy of Terminal Care

First published in The Management of Terminal Disease, 1st edn. (1978), ed. C. Saunders, pp. 193–202. London: Edward Arnold.

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(p.147) 23 The Philosophy of Terminal Care
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Cicely Saunders
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Cicely Saunders

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0023

In the concluding chapter of the textbook, entitled ‘The Philosophy of Terminal Care’, Cicely Saunders begins with a restatement of the concept of ‘total pain’, including a reply to one of its detractors. She also explains how, following a conversation with a patient, she ceased to use the expression ‘terminal patients’ in favour of ‘patients with terminal illnesses’. The chapter emphasizes the need to focus on patients wherever they happen to be. It includes short sections which detail the ‘essential elements in the management of terminal malignant disease’.

Keywords:   terminal malignant disease, terminal patients, patients with terminal illnesses, total pain

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