Palliative care is integral to practice

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7018.1503 (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1503
  1. Rodger Charlton
  1. Senior lecturer Centre for Primary Health Care, Keele University School of Postgraduate Medicine, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke on Trent ST4 7QB

    EDITOR,--Zoe Kenyon's editorial on palliative care in general practice makes wide generalisations about the skills in and enthusiasm for palliative care of “many general practitioners” in Britain.1 Few general practitioners shy away from palliative care, which, after all, is a large and satisfying part of their practice. Nor do general practitioners limit their definition of palliative …

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