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date: 08 August 2020

This chapter, covering the early history of social work and palliative care, originally appeared as Saunders, D.C. (2001). Social work and palliative care: the early history. The British Journal of Social Work. pp. 791-799. Reprinted by permission. It is written by Dame Cicely Saunders (1918-2005), who founded the modern hospice movement.

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