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In search of a good death: What is a good death?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:224
  1. June Jones, lecturer in biomedical ethics (,
  2. Derek Willis, lecturer in primary care
  1. Department of Primary Care, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR—Ellershaw and Ward describe how access to good palliative care should be available to all patients who are dying.1 We agree that equity of access is crucially important but disagree with the implied definition of what a good death is.

    The authors imply that a …

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