Dame Cicely Saunders Biography

Part 2

Interest in Palliative Care

Her interest in palliative care and pain control developed early.  From 1945 as an Almoner and then working in hospice care as a volunteer nurse, she was involved with the aftercare of patients with terminal illness.  She saw what was needed, particularly better pain control, and started planning a specialised hospice in the late 1950s.

Dame Cicely Saunders: A Brother’s Story

The story of Dame Cicely Saunders as told by her brother Christopher

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