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Doctors don't see enough peaceful deaths

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 23 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:264
  1. Fiona Haas, Staff nurse
  1. St Richard's Hospital, Chichester PO19 4SE

    EDITOR—Goodall suggests that doctors are more afraid of death than is the rest of the population.1 If she is right we must ask why this is so and question whether it might have a detrimental effect on the care given to very ill patients.

    Recently I questioned eight junior hospital doctors about …

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