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Frances and Helen

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192632357
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730122 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0004
Frances and Helen

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Helen House is often described as having sprung from friendship, a friendship between a nun and a very ill child and her family. The nature of this friendship was a vital factor in determining what was to arise from it. The family's friendship with Frances was a friendship with roots in many shared attitudes and feelings, a friendship nourished by mutual interest and love and by a similar approach to people and events. This chapter presents a brief biography of Frances. Frances was born in Scotland in 1942, the daughter and first child of Norman Ritchie, a chartered accountant, and his wife Peggy, a professional musician. After considering her nursing aspirations, her introduction to Reverend Dick Chamberlin revealed to Frances whole new dimensions to faith and worship. She was drawn into a world of spiritually gathered opinions.

Keywords: Helen House; Norman Ritchie; Mother Frances Dominica; nursing; Great Ormond Street; Reverend Dick Chamberlin; hospice

Chapter.  6878 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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