Letters The dying deserve better from GPs

GPs could start by listening to dying patients and thus improve care

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4922 (Published 13 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4922
  1. Cormac R Murphy, retired general practitioner1
  1. 1Southampton SO15, UK
  1. cormac.murphy1{at}icloud.com

Spence is right, the dying do deserve better from their GPs, but his article makes little progress towards this laudable aim.1

Having worked as a GP for 20 years I now sadly find myself firmly in the role of a patient with advanced cancer. Here is my perspective on the points raised.

I do not mind who delivers my palliative care …

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