Evolution of Palliative Care

  • Robert Dunlop
Part of the Focus on Cancer book series (3292)


The twentieth century has seen a dramatic increase in medical advances. Cures are now possible for many illnesses, life expectancy has been extended for other chronic diseases, and, even when treatment is not possible, the pathophysiology of the condition is likely to be understood. These advances in medical science have bought new life and hope for many patients.


Palliative Care Religious Order Terminal Care Advisory Team Junior Medical Staff 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Dunlop
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  1. 1.St Christopher’s HospiceSydenham LondonUK

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