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White Paper on standards and norms for hospice and palliative care in Europe : part 2.

  title={White Paper on standards and norms for hospice and palliative care in Europe : part 2.},
  author={Lukas Radbruch and Sheila A. Payne},
The modern hospice movement was introduced by Cicely Saunders with the opening of St Christopher’s Hospice in London in 1967. However, as early as 1975, Balfour Mount found a confusion of terms when he looked for a designation for his new inpatient unit in Montreal, as in French-speaking Canada ‘hospice’ was already used in a different context, leading to the introduction of the term ‘palliative care’. The struggle for a common language has been going on since then in hospice and palliative… 

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