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Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders (1918-2005), Founder of the hospice movement
Sitter in 4 portraits
Physician, writer, medical director and pioneer of modern palliative care, Saunders established St. Christopher's Hospice in 1967, as the first research and teaching hospice linked with clinical care. St. Christopher's aims to provide the relief of 'total pain' through physical, psychological, social and spiritual care. Dame Cicely was President and a Founder Trustee of the Cicely Saunders Foundation, a charity set up in 2002 to improve the care of people at the end of life, wherever they are cared for.