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The Resource Cicely Saunders : founder of the hospice movement : selected letters 1959-1999, [edited by] David Clark

Cicely Saunders : founder of the hospice movement : selected letters 1959-1999, [edited by] David Clark

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Cicely Saunders : founder of the hospice movement : selected letters 1959-1999
Title
Cicely Saunders
Title remainder
founder of the hospice movement : selected letters 1959-1999
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] David Clark
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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, brilliantly captured in her concept of 'total pain'. Her ideas about clinical care, education and research have been hugely influential, leading to numerous prizes and awards in recognition of her humanitarian achievements. In this book the sociologist and historian David Clark presents a selection of her vast correspondence, together with his own commentary. The letters of Cicely Saunders tell a remarkable story of vision, determination and creativity. They should be read by anyone interested in how we die in the modern world.; David Clark is Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. He is the author and editor of many books and papers and has written widely on sociological aspects of religion, family life and end of life care. His more recent interests include the history of hospice, palliative care and pain medicine; policy issues in the international development of palliative care; and related ethical questions. He is currently writing a major work on the global history of hospice and palliative care
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Saunders, Cicely M.
Dewey number
362.1756092
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1953-
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Clark, David
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  • Saunders, Cicely M.
  • Hospices (Terminal care)
  • Terminal care
  • Palliative treatment
  • Great Britain
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Cicely Saunders : founder of the hospice movement : selected letters 1959-1999, [edited by] David Clark
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Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn667097426
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (397 pages, [4] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281015709
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667097426
Label
Cicely Saunders : founder of the hospice movement : selected letters 1959-1999, [edited by] David Clark
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn667097426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (397 pages, [4] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281015709
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667097426

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