First Hospice History

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The first hospice was built in England during the 1960s by Cicely Saunders. The first hospice built in the United States was in 1971 and was called Hospice Inc. Florence Wald played a major part and was a leader of the hospice movement in the United States (Martinez, 2011). The movement towards hospice in the United States started because dying had moved home to hospitals and patients were not being able to participate in their death, their wishes were not being respected, and pain control was given little to none from their healthcare providers. Nursing services for hospice patients started off being on a voluntary basis. Two hospice patients a day were seen by each nurse. In 1978, 59 hospices were developed throughout the United States. By
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