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Inside the Compassionate OrganizationCulture, Identity, and Image in an English Hospice$
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Alan Baron, John Hassard, Fiona Cheetham, and Sudi Sharifi

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198813958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198813958.001.0001

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Hospices, Communities, and Care

Hospices, Communities, and Care

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Inside the Compassionate Organization

Alan Baron

John Hassard

Fiona Cheetham

Sudi Sharifi

Oxford University Press

In any discussion about culture, image, and identity in an organizational setting it is important to understand something of the wider social, political, and historical context. This chapter sets the scene for the primary research in the case study Hospice by giving the reader an insight into the development of the modern hospice movement and how this history contextualizes the positioning and perceptions of the hospice in society and the wider healthcare economy. In so doing, the chapter discusses, inter alia: the work of the founder of the modern hospice movement, Dame Cicely Saunders; the opening of the first hospice of the modern era, St Christopher’s Hospice in London in 1967; the notion of hospice as a ‘community’ of care; and the continued association of hospices and patients with a cancer diagnosis.

Keywords:   cancer, Cicely Saunders, community, healthcare, organizational history, St Christopher’s Hospice

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