Dame Cicely Mary Saunders was a prominent Anglican, nurse, social worker, physician and writer, involved with many international universities. She helped the dying and terminally ill end their lives in the most comfortable ways possible. She is best known for her role in the birth of the hospice movement, emphasizing the importance of palliative care in modern medicine. Dame Cicely died of cancer at the age of 87 in 2005, at St Christopher's Hospice, the hospice she herself had founded.
Part One: Introduction to a series of videos explaining the basics of hospice care and emphasize the value of hospice for patients and families coping with life-limiting illness. Introduced by Don Schumacher, president/CEO of NHPCO.