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Transitions in End of Life Care: Hospice and Related Developments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7382.228 (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:228
  1. Zbigniew Zylicz (z.zylicz@chello.nl), medical director
  1. Hospice Rozenheuvel, Rozendaal, The Netherlands

    David Clark, Michael Wright

    Open University Press, £22.50, pp 299

    ISBN 0 335 21286 7

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    Twenty five years ago, while I was still a medical student at the University of Gdansk, Poland, I was involved in the preparations for a visit by Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of modern palliative care. Dame Cicely also went to the universities of Warsaw and Krakow and her visits resulted in an explosion of interest in palliative care in Poland and later in the whole of eastern Europe.


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    Since then, many British hospices have set up …

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