In search of a good death: Spiritual care of dying patients needs to be well prepared

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.224-c (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:224
  1. George El-Nimr, specialist registrar in psychiatry (georgelnimr@yahoo.com),
  2. Laura Green, specialist registrar in psychiatry,
  3. Emad Salib, consultant psychiatrist
  1. Harplands Hospital, Hilton Road, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST4 6TH
  2. Hollins Park Hospital, Winwick, Warrington WA2 8WA

    EDITOR—We were glad that Ellershaw and Ward emphasised the importance of spiritual care in assuring a good death—an area of care that, we believe, is usually overlooked.1

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    Native Death Dance, Alice Springs, circa 1920, photo by Sir John Newlands


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