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In search of a good death

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:222
  1. Laura Beaune, palliative care coordinator (,
  2. Christine Newman, palliative care physician
  1. Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1X8

    EDITOR—As care givers of children who are dying, we were disappointed that the experience of dying children and their families was not broached by Ellershaw and Ward or Clarke.1 2 Do we in society continue to find it impossible to think about death in childhood? To imagine that children with life threatening illness and their families can experience a good death? What …

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