Soundings

Different standards

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1677 (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1677
  1. Liam Farrell

    Last year, on a hospice locum, I made a point of visiting the day room as often as I could. It was a source of wonder; whenever I looked in it would be humming with activity. In one corner, a sing-song would be in session, with a volunteer accompanying on piano; in another corner, set up as a little coffee shop, there were animated discussions going on at every table. Outside, the minibus, driven by another volunteer, was drawing up, and some residents burst in the door full of news about their guided trip around the Botanic Gardens. It was a place …

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