What does it mean to say goodbye? Is it about making a painless departure? Or encasing the memories for those left behind? After Cicely explores the meaning of modern hospice and palliative care through the eyes of five inspiring women in Asia. This is a visual journal of how they pave final journeys with empathy, dedication and love.
British physician Cicely Saunders, (1918 – 2005) who founded the modern hospice movement and emphasized the need for palliative care, was one of the first individuals who helped lift the bleakness of death for the dying and terminally ill. Her multidisciplinary experience as a nurse, social worker and physician in the late 1940s gave birth to the hospice movement. It spread to the U.S. and other countries, alongside the new field of palliative medicine.
In line with Lien Foundation’s Life Before Death initiative and International Women’s Day, After Cicely celebrates their indomitable spirit.
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