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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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Origins: International Perspectives, Then and Now

Origins: International Perspectives, Then and Now

Published in The Hospice Journal, vol. 14, no. 3/4 (1999), pp. 1–7.

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(p.245) 39 Origins: International Perspectives, Then and Now
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Cicely Saunders
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Cicely Saunders

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0039

This 1999 article from The Hospice Journal, again explores the theme of hospice development and reiterates that this is a history born out of the experience of listening to patients. It goes on to make the important point that the basic principles of this system of care must be worked out and interpreted in different settings, wherein they bring ‘new possibilities of humanising life as well as death’. It was because a number of people took time to listen to patients and families facing mortal illness that the Hospice Movement has grown world-wide since it began in the 1960s. The addition of new skills in pain and symptom control, the understanding of the problems faced by families, and the need for research and teaching has brought the old traditions in care and caring into the present day.

Keywords:   Hospice Journal, hospice development, palliative care, mortal illness, symptom control, Hospice Movement

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