Many hospices provide care for any patient with advanced incurable disease

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7066.1210c (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1210
  1. Stephen M W Hutchison
  1. Consultant physician in palliative medicine Highland Hospice, Inverness IV3 5SB

    EDITOR,—Anne Mary Jayes rejects the idea that palliative care should be available only to people who are dying.1 I agree with her. The principles of palliative care should be available to any patient with any illness, and palliation is often the only treatment available for common …

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