Palliative Care in German Hospice: The Medical and Psychological Concept of the Christophorus-Haus

  • T. Flöter
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 121)


The Christophorus-Haus in Frankfurt was opened as a model project in 1988. This new facility offers additional medical and psychological assistance, care and support to chronically ill persons, in particular cancer patients. Every year more than 200 000 persons are affected by cancer, and roughly the same number die of this disease in the Federal Republic of Germany. About two thirds of the patients suffer from chronic pain once the illness has reached an advanced stage. The Christophorus-Haus focuses most of its attention on these persons.


Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Pain Therapy Psychological Concept Organisational Reason Medical Guidance 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Flöter
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  1. 1.Christophorus-HausFrankfurt 1Germany

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