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The Dying Process: Experiences of Patients in Palliative Care

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7290.870/a (Published 07 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:870
  1. Esther Waterhouse, specialist registrar in palliative medicine
  1. Leicester

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    Julia Lawton

    Routledge, £14.99, pp 240

    ISBN 0 415 22679 1

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    This is a book that can—and will—be read on many different levels. To patients, or their families, it may truly reflect some of the distress that they have experienced. To the medical sociologist it is no doubt an interesting academic discourse on the concept of “self” in contemporary England, and the changes that the “self” goes through when faced with impending death. To a doctor, particularly one working in palliative medicine, it throws up many …

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