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In search of a good death: Palliative care is also remit of intensivists

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:223
  1. Asrar Rashid, fellow, paediatric critical care (,
  2. Margaret Ferguson, attending physician, paediatric critical care
  1. Department of Critical Care Medicine, Denver Children's Hospital, 1056 East 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218, USA

    EDITOR—Ellershaw and Ward reviewed the care of dying patients.1 Children cared for in paediatric hospitals are given specialised, curative care appropriate for their developmental level and range of acuity, but the importance of palliative care has been overlooked.2 Doctors adept in pharmacotherapy should manage end of life situations in a …

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