Chapter

Conclusion

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/9780192632357.003.0010
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Much has changed in the long years since Helen first became ill. In the field of medicine, there are signs of a more holistic approach in the treatment of the sick and injured. The National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital is now called Action for Sick Children (ASC). This marks the recognition to the role played by parents and families in the care of sick children, and of the fact that serious illness is not encountered, and indeed treated or coped with, only within the confines of hospitals. In the field of care of those with life-threatening illness and of the terminally ill, adult hospices are now relatively commonplace and certainly no longer arouse the controversy they did in their pioneering days. When Helen House opened in 1982 there were no other children's hospices in the world; there are now five in operation in England and 17 planned.

Keywords: Helen House; holistic medicine; ASC; terminally ill; adult hospices; England

Chapter.  1821 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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