What is a good death?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1047-b (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1047

Death cannot be tamed

  1. Mary J Curtis (Mary.Curtis{at}Hospice.Cornwall.nhs.uk), head of education and training
  1. Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6AB

    EDITOR—Tomorrow is not promised to anyone young or old.1

    As Heraclitus said: “Death cannot be tamed. Death is unknown. Death is other. Death is death. When men die there awaits them what they neither expect nor even imagine.”2


    • Competing interests None declared


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