Hospice Care and Standard Oncology
Cicely Saunders interrupted her university studies during World War II to become a nurse. She wanted to help her country in its time of need. Because of a back injury, she subsequently gave up nursing, and went into social work. In 1948, while at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Bayswater, England, she tried to help arrange care for an unfortunate Polish refugee who was suffering a painful death from cancer. Largely because of this experience, she resolved to improve the care of dying cancer patients and became a physician in the 1950s.
KeywordsHospice Care Respite Care Hospice Patient Inpatient Hospice Standard Oncology
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