An Inspirational Nursing Theorist - Dame Cicely Saunders

Dobson, Jill (2017) An Inspirational Nursing Theorist - Dame Cicely Saunders. Cancer Nursing Practice, 16 (7). p. 31. ISSN 1475-4266

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Cicely Saunders isn't well known as being a nursing theorist and is undoubtedly worthier of her recognition as the founder of the modern hospice movement. The theory of 'total pain' bases care of the dying on the whole of the person, treating not
just the physical expressions or perceptions of pain but the psychological, social and spiritual. How do other models of nursing for end-of-life care compare to Cicely's Total Pain theory, and can the total pain theory be applied into practice today?

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