What is a good death?

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

Pathologists could provide new spaces to say goodbye to the dead

  1. Marcus Drlicek (marcus.drlicek@gespag.at), pathologist,
  2. Elisabeth Langgartner, student,
  3. Peter Kraml, artist
  1. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neuro-oncology, Institute of Pathology, Landes-Nervenklinik Wagner-Jauregg, A-4020 Linz, Austria

    EDITOR—A good death includes the way we say goodbye to the dead person.1 However, an appropriate environment for such goodbyes is missing in most hospitals.2 3 This important act has to happen in bathrooms, cold storage chambers, or necropsy rooms. Guidelines for establishing an appropriate environment and the necessary equipment …

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