Zhonghua yi shi za zhi

[This article belongs to Volume - 51, Issue - 4]

Abstract :

Palliative and Hospice Care initially developed in Great Britain. It was founded by Cicely Saunders for the humane care of terminally ill cancer patients and her institution was established as the first modern hospice in England. The concept developed gradually into a systematic medical program for terminal ill patients and was subsequently been generalised worldwide. The palliative and hospice care model currently in Taiwan of China is characterised by the joint participation of the government and society. This experience and knowledge is expected to contribute to the system of palliative and hospice care in the process of being established in the mainland of China