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By David Clark

In 1967 Dame Cicely Saunders opened St. Christopher's Hospice in London to advertise medical innovation, schooling and examine within the care of loss of life humans. That humanitarian motion introduced what turned the world-wide flow of palliative care. Cicely Saunders had conceived of a finished approah to facing the actual, social and mental affliction of demise people.This publication offers an perception into how Dame Cicely's principles constructed, the place they took root and the notable results they'd hence, everywhere in the global. formerly unpublished letters inform the extreme tale of the foreign unfold of a contemporary hospice and palliative care stream.

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He immediately said “O, no, you want to have the big names” and I tucked the matter back into my subconscious. However, I now think that the big names will not actually be the ones who draw up the terms of trust, but the ones who join in once the aims and so on have been defined. The actual defining should be, I think, the work of a small group in whom I have complete confidence. At the moment these consist of: Jack Wallace, (my solicitor friend) Madge Drake,26 Rosetta Burch,27 Miss Read, Head almoner at St Thomas’s, Miss Edwards, probably, Director of the Division of Nursing of King Edward’s Hospital Fund, and now I would like to add you, please, if I may.

REALIZING A VISION (1959–1967) I have also spoken to Miss Read who says that she thinks that the time is now ripe for her to have a word with Sir Donald Allen28 and she is going to do this within the next two weeks before she goes on holiday, and she is going to ask him if he would see us some time at the end of July or the beginning of August. I told her about the Bishop and how helpful and interested he was and she was delighted. She thought it was a good idea to get estimates from the architect and seemed to be happy about the way things were going.

I do not know whether you would be interested to see the enclosed booklet which consists of some articles which I wrote for the ‘Nursing Times’ at their request last year. I am hopeful eventually to found another Home for these patients, and am therefore intensely interested in anything to do with them. If you have written anything about it yourself or could suggest anything else that I could read, or anyone else whom I could see I would be most grateful. Sister Françoise Communauté de Grandchamp, Switzerland 9 August 1960 Thank you very much indeed for your most kind letter which was a great comfort and help to me.

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