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What is a good death?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1047

We must learn to live in the light of our mortality

  1. Andrew G Rivett (, senior clinical medical officer in health protection
  1. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Health Protection Unit, Southampton SO16 4GX

    EDITOR—At a recent training day on cultural awareness our facilitator commented that Western culture assumes immortality, and then strives to achieve it. The trouble is that we …

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