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The Philosophy at Work

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Helen's life provided the spark from which the idea of Helen House was kindled. Helen House opened and was soon to be cited as a shining example of how gravely ill children and their families could ... More


The Vision Becomes Reality

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Richard, Frances, and Jacqueline began work immediately on the appeal leaflet. Fund-raising for Helen House began in 1980. The local Oxford newspapers printed their first articles about the proposed ... More


Conclusion

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Much has changed in the long years since Helen first became ill. In the field of medicine, there are signs of a more holistic approach in the treatment of the sick and injured. The National ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Helen House, the first hospice for children in the UK, opened in Oxford in 1982. This book aims to provide a full and comprehensive account of how Helen House came into being, what it does, and how ... More


After the Opening

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Helen House welcomed its first two children on 15 November 1982. The first weeks and months in its life were a period of adjustment. In those early waiting days, Edith Anthem, the Head Nurse, ... More


A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Jacqueline Worswick

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The concept of a children's hospice, seen as innovative when the first, Helen House, opened in Oxford in 1982, is now well established, and the growth in the number of children's hospices has seen ... More


Reflections on Years of Caring

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The continuing story of Helen House lies in the way it carries on responding to the needs of the families who come to it for help, and these are inevitably affected by the difficulties, problems, and ... More


Planning the Hospice

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The first meeting on 28th March 1980 and a subsequent one two months later laid the foundations for the translation of an idea into reality. The people who attended those early were a committed ... More


Into the New Millennium

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews the growth of children's hospices, reflects on their coming of age and the accompanying responsibilities and challenges, and considers some current and future issues in ... More


Frances and Helen

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Helen House is often described as having sprung from friendship, a friendship between a nun and a very ill child and her family. The nature of this friendship was a vital factor in determining what ... More


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