Story is the song line of a person’s life. We need to sing it and we need someone to hear the singing. Story told, story heard, story written, story read, create the web of life in words.
Cicely. The Life and Work of Dame Cicely Saunders
(co-created with Wendy Potter)
A Storytelling of Resilience and Courage
Dame Cicely Saunders (1918- 2005), the founder of modern hospice, started a worldwide movement to provide compassionate care for the dying. A nurse, social worker and doctor, she established new methods of pain control and initiated an innovative, holistic approach to care giving for terminally ill patients and their families. "We have to concern ourselves with the quality of life as well as its length," declared Dame Cicely. This pioneering woman opened the first hospice, St Christopher’s House, in 1967. Hospices are now worldwide, helping thousands of people daily.
Join Margaret in a riveting storytelling of a remarkable woman, whose vision of death and dying shaped our world.