Fillers A memorable patient

With a serene face

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7483.137-c (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:137
  1. Ramaswamy Akhileswaran (akhileswaran@hotmail.com), medical director
  1. Hospice Care Association, Singapore

    An 82 year old Chinese woman, a Buddhist, with a recurrent carcinoma of the stomach had been cared for by our hospice home care team for two months. On 8 August, she complained of increased pain in her back, and her condition had deteriorated considerably. After a discussion with her daughter, a Catholic nun working as a hospice nurse, we decided to give her morphine every six hours instead of simply increasing …

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