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Taking away hope

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:478
  1. K D Phillips
  1. London W1N 1AA.

    EDITOR, - No matter how humanely and sympathetically a death sentence is given, it is a rare patient who is not deeply and adversely affected by the news that she will, within a relatively brief time, inexorably die. Additionally, she must be told that there is nothing that …

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