Letters Dying at home

Dying in hospital is not always a bad thing

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4043 (Published 25 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4043
  1. Helen Rosemary Bond, retired psychiatrist1
  1. 1Datchet SL3 9JL, UK
  1. helen.rose{at}btinternet.com

Tosh describes the difficulties for families when patients choose to die at home.1 I have often wondered whether the policy of ensuring, when possible, that patients die at home is always right.

These thoughts were prompted by my husband’s death in a neurosurgical ward three years ago. He had …

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