Taking away hopeBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6952.478c (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:478
- K D Phillips
- London W1N 1AA.
EDITOR, - No matter how humanely and sympathetically a death sentence is given, it is a rare patient who is not deeply and adversely affected by the news that she will, within a relatively brief time, inexorably die. Additionally, she must be told that there is nothing that …