Modern Hospice Design: The Architecture of Palliative Care

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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What is commonly known as the modern hospice movement one of the most significant social movements of modern times began in 1967, with the founding of St Christopher's Hospice by Dame Cicely Saunders. This book tells the story of this pioneering development in palliative care and the international movement it fostered, focusing principally on the architectural challenges involved in designing these highly praised residential communities for the dying, now found in towns and cities everywhere.

Author Biography

Ken Worpole is the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is a Senior Professor at The Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University. The Independent newspaper wrote that, For many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.'

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Illustration creditsp. ix
A house at the end of lifep. 1
'Be Kind Quickly'p. 14
The brief is everythingp. 26
Public faces and private placesp. 46
Everything gathered in one small roomp. 63
In a hospice gardenp. 78
The evening landp. 90
Notesp. 101
Bibliographyp. 111
List of hospices and hospitals visitedp. 115
Thanksp. 117
Indexp. 119
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