Saturday, May 2, 2009

Living Fully Until We Die

Dame Cicely Saunders' Christian faith and love for terminally ill patients led her to found the modern hospice movement.
Sarah E. Johnson

Today, hospice is an accepted part of American medicine. One out of three terminally ill Americans uses hospice care. People increasingly assume that hospice is part of the dying process. They also assume a key hospice principle: that people should be cared for in such a way that they can live fully until they die. Few realize that the modern hospice movement is young and that Christian faith motivated its founder.

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