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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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Introduction (Management of Advanced Disease)

Introduction (Management of Advanced Disease)

First published as an Introduction in Management of Advanced Disease (2004), eds. N. Sykes, P. Edmonds and J. Wiles, pp. 3–8. London: Hodder Arnold.

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Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders

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This chapter is Cicely Saunders' introduction to the fourth iteration of a textbook which was first published by the St Christopher's team in 1978. She notes that earlier volumes focused on end stage problems in the disease process, whereas now there is a growing interest in caring for patients throughout the journey of life-threatening illness. Among the very last of her works to appear in print, the article has a summative quality — drawing together the many strands that have shaped the history of palliative care, but in the process ever mindful of the challenges that remain in both clinical care and the research that underpins it.

Keywords:   disease process, end stage problems, clinical care, research, palliative care

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