Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cicely SaundersA Life and Legacy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Clark

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190637934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190637934.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 April 2019

Becoming a Doctor (1951 – 1957)

Becoming a Doctor (1951 – 1957)

Chapter:
(p.71) 3 Becoming a Doctor (1951 – 1957)
Source:
Cicely Saunders
Author(s):

David Clark

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190637934.003.0004

This chapter explores Cicely Saunders’s decision to read Medicine and her years as a medical student, with its friendship groups, social activities, and spiritual journeying. It examines her deepening knowledge of terminal care, shown through her ongoing studies of and attachments to some of the London homes for the dying in the 1950s. It presents an opportunity to elaborate the wider context of terminal care in this era, when the understanding of pain and symptom relief remained rudimentary and when the newly formed National Health Service was giving little attention to the care of the aged and the dying. It takes us to 1958 and the publication in St Thomas’ Hospital Gazette of her first article, ‘Dying of Cancer’.

Keywords:   Cicely Saunders, the influence of Norman Barrett, Sancte e Sapienter, patients and their worlds, evangelical circles, drawing together her experience, practical applications

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .