Cicely Saunders/Hospice

Mention “hospice” and hundreds of thousands of people know immediately you’re talking of care for the terminally ill. In London in the 1960s, Cicely Saunders, a medical doctor and social worker with a compassion for the dying, introduced a radical new way to treat the terminally ill. Motivated by her reading of Psalm 37, she called it, “hospice care," based on three key principles, the first two being the control of pain, and an environment of family or community. Over the years her own Christian faith confirmed her third principle: the intersection of faith and dying. Dr. Saunders opened St. Christopher’s hospice in London in 1967, dedicated to patient treatment, teaching and research—open to all people. The first U.S. hospice opened in 1971. Cicely Saunders died in 2005 in the hospice she founded! Engage with the Bible at the intersection of its impact and influence!

Share

More Book Minute Features

July 17, 2018

UNCIAL Script

Using ALL CAPS in today’s written communication can mean everything from HIGHLY IMPORTANT to URGENT. Or if you’re texting, it’s akin to SHOUTING! Howe...
July 18, 2018

The Story of Mary Jones and Her Bible

For Welsh children of years past, the story of Mary Jones and her Bible is legendary. In 1563, Parliament passed a law allowing for the translation of...
July 16, 2018

The Law of Moses for Children

When you think of your child beginning to read the Bible, what book of the Bible would you start with? Did you know that Jewish children begin their B...

Click to Expand