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Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Cicely Saunders


Cicely Saunders is universally acclaimed as a pioneer of modern hospice care. Trained initially in nursing and social work, she qualified in medicine in 1958 and subsequently dedicated the whole of her professional life to improving the care of the dying and bereaved people. Founding St Christopher's Hospice in London in 1967, she encouraged a radical new approach to end of life care combining attention to physical, social, emotional and spiritual problems, captured in her concept of ‘total pain’. Her ideas about clinical care, education and research have been hugely influential, leading to nu ... More

Keywords: Cicely Saunders, euthanasia, end of life care, pain management, symptom management, communication, truth telling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570530
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cicely Saunders, author
Founder of St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, London, UK

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