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Dame Cicely Saunders has been recognized for her pioneering work in founding St. Christopher's Hospice, an institution that became the model for hospices throughout the world. Her current book, written in collaboration with Mary Baines, makes it clear that her contributions to the treatment of dying patients are based on her ability to combine a deep commitment to persons who are suffering with a succinct and practical grasp of the daily issues of patient care.
The authors spell out, in detail, the philosophical basis of their treatment approach. They stress providing optimal medical care that gives hope to both patient
Living with Dying: The Management of Terminal Illness.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:168. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-1-168_2
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