Dying for palliative care

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6985.1007 (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1007
  1. Rodger Charlton
  1. Senior lecturer in primary health care School of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Keele, Department of Primary Health Care, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke on Trent ST4 7QB

    EDITOR,—It seems appropriate that articles communicating poor recognition of the palliative care philosophy should have space “afforded” to them.1 They emphasise the crisis in caring for dying people despite the creation of a specialty and reiterate results of other studies showing that patients are still dying unprepared and suffering.2 The reason for this is twofold.

    Firstly, …

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