Chapter 1. The History of Palliative Care

  1. Elaine Stevens programme leader Chair2,
  2. Susan Jackson lecturer programme leader Chair Nurse Specialist3 and
  3. Stuart Milligan PhD nurse Lecturer4
  1. Stuart Milligan PhD nurse Lecturer4 and
  2. Shirley Potts Senior Lecturer1

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch1

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

How to Cite

Milligan, S. and Potts, S. (2009) The History of Palliative Care, in Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care (eds E. Stevens, S. Jackson and S. Milligan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Ayrshire Hospice and The University of The West of Scotland, UK

  2. 3

    School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery of the University of West of Scotland, UK

  3. 4

    University of the West of Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liverpool Hope University, UK

  2. 4

    University of the West of Scotland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169974

Online ISBN: 9781444322705

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Keywords:

  • History and Ethos of Palliative Care;
  • The origins of palliative care;
  • The modern hospice movement;
  • Gaining recognition and setting standards for palliative care;
  • Contemporary issues and future challenges;
  • National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services (NCHSPCS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning outcomes

  • The origins of palliative care

  • The modern hospice movement

  • Other early developments

  • Gaining recognition and setting standards for palliative care

  • Contemporary issues and future challenges

  • Palliative care at 40

  • References