In search of a good death: Both how and when determines a good deathBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.226-a (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:226
- Anand Deshpande, general practitioner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Westhoughton, Lancashire BL5 2QE
EDITOR—Plutarch reports that when Julius Caesar was asked at a party with his friends what kind of death was the best, Caesar replied: “The kind that comes unexpectedly.”1 His wish was fulfilled. When we are young and healthy we do not like to think about the way we will die as death is a negative thought and is subconsciously pushed out of our mind.