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Cicely Saunders

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.001.0001

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the Care of the Dying

the Care of the Dying

First published in Better Health (May 1961), pp. 18–20.

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(p.49) 7 the Care of the Dying
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Cicely Saunders
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Cicely Saunders

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0007

This paper shows the willingness of Cicely Saunders to write for a wide variety of publications and audiences, even from an early stage in her writing career. It appeared in a now long-forgotten magazine called Better Health and was written not just for nurses working in the community, but also for family carers of terminally ill people. It detailed some of the typical problems and concerns which can arise in the final stages of life and the frustrations which patients and carers may experience, as well as giving simple and practical advice on how they can be overcome.

Keywords:   Better Health, community nurses, family carers, Cicely Saunders, terminal illness

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