Letters In search of a good death

Doctors need to know when and how to say die

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.221 (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:221
  1. Stephen R Workman, assistant professor ([email protected])
  1. Dalhousie University Department of Medicine, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 2Y9

    EDITOR—One of the main obstacles to the care of dying patients is the taboo against speaking or writing about impending death. Here are a few simple tests to see how you or your colleagues are doing.


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