What is a good death?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1048 (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1048

Grandmother's death was a good example

  1. Martin Kittel (martin.kittel@gmx.net), general practitioner
  1. 12 Meadow Way, Dorney Reach, Maidenhead SL6 0DS

    EDITOR—My grandmother was what you could call a “grand old dame,” in terms of dignity, not wealth. One day she decided it was time to die. She lay down in her bed and did not get up any more until she was dead—three months later.1

    In the years before this day, with a razor sharp mind in a fragile body, she had often asked if …

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