Education And Debate

mother's response

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.206 (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:206
  1. Lynn Boland,
  2. Diane Laverty, clinical nurse specialist (diane.lavarty@rmh.nthames.nhs.uk)1
  1. 1Department of Palliative Medicine, Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ

    My husband and I had been estranged for about six years when our son became ill. Despite our separation, we always communicated about decisions relating to our son's care.

    The night when he began bleeding is etched in my memory. The most poignant thing is my recollection of my son's face. He looked absolutely terrified. After his condition stabilised, we (the family) left the room to discuss the situation with the doctors. They explained that if the procedure was not …

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