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The Philosophy at Work

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/9780192632357.003.0008
The Philosophy at Work

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Helen's life provided the spark from which the idea of Helen House was kindled. Helen House opened and was soon to be cited as a shining example of how gravely ill children and their families could be cared for and supported. The disorders and illnesses that Helen House children suffer from cover a wide spectrum, and some of them are extremely rare. Still, many brothers and sisters of ill children enjoy their holidays at Helen House. Their lively, cheerful presence greatly enhances the family atmosphere that pervades it. Generally speaking, GPs devolve the care of a child to the Helen House Medical Director, Roger Burne. Perhaps the most serious problem success has brought to the House stems from the fact that more and more families are now contacting the hospice and making enquiries, in particular about respite care.

Keywords: Helen House; hospice care; rare illnesses; Roger Burne; respite care

Chapter.  13553 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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