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Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders

(1918-2005), Founder of the hospice movement

Sitter in 5 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.

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Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P689

Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1995
NPG P689

'Work in Progress',  - NPG 7145

'Work in Progress'

acrylic on paper collaged on panels, 2021-2022
On display in Room 33 on Floor 0 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7145

Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders, by Carolyn Djanogly - NPG x88340

Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders

by Carolyn Djanogly
bromide print, 31 March 1999
NPG x88340

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Rachel Witter

13 May 2020, 07:21

From Wiki: “ was an English nurse, social worker, physician and writer. She is noted for her work in terminal care research and her role in the birth of the hospice movement, emphasising the importance of palliative care in modern medicine.” it is important to note that she was first a nurse.