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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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Hospice—a Meeting Place for Religion and Science

Hospice—a Meeting Place for Religion and Science

First published in Science and Faith (1989) T. Vanier, pp.263–76. Paris: Flammarion.

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Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders

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This chapter on the meeting place for science and religion begins with a poem about David Tasma. It goes on to set out some of the personal ‘landmarks on the scientific journey’ of Cicely Saunders' work in palliative care, including the accommodation between science and religion. To her, it seems that only the belief that all men belong to the family of a God who shared and still shares their suffering and death can bring an answer, not only to those whom people try to help but also to the millions of the deprived and wronged; not only to those who face their end with peace and fulfillment but also those who have never had any chance of finding either a worthwhile life or death.

Keywords:   God, David Tasma, religion, suffering, palliative care

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