Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement

“When you arrive in the world you are guided in, looked after and physically held by an expert, a midwife. This is a person who is a specially trained multi-tasker who can ensure that a new life begins in the safest, most positive way possible,” she says. “But there is no equivalent person to gently lead you out of the world, to hold you when you are departing and to make you feel safe when you cross over from life into death.”

Link to write-up in The Hindu on hospice care

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