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Moderne hospice care of palliative medicine a contemporary challenge

Anica Jušić

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Hospice/palliative care, as the World health Organization has recognized, i s the active, total care of patients whose disease no longer responds to curative tretment, and for whom the goal must be the best quality of life for them and their families. S t . Christopher's Hospice in London, the first modern hospice institution was founded by Dame Cicely Saunders in 1967. The fundamental principles are: pointing to value and dignity of any human individual, especially during his last period of life and continuing morphine analgesia given at regular intervals for full pain control. Since then hospice care has become a worldwide philosophy, adapting to the needs of different cultures and settings - hospital, hospice and community - and is established in six continents. The number of books, journals, academies, institut, international and national congresses and meetings is increasing steadily. In Croatia, the First Croatian hospice/palliative care symposium was held in Zagreb in May 1994. , the autumn of the same year the Croatian Hospice /Palliative Care Society was founded. The Society had regular meetings and organized the Second Croatian hospice/ palliative care symposium with international contributions in 1995. Many articles and books have been published or are in print. The stress i s on the hospice workers' education and organization of the first stationary hospice units in Zagreb. The fundamental problem will be solved when our society accepts that hospice/palliative medicine is an imperativ of the moment and a contemporary European and worldwide trend. The acceptance of palliative medicine is the acceptance of the new medicine, directed to the whole man and his surroundings, instead of concentrating on a few diseases only.

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hospice care; palliative medicine

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