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A lesson from across the Irish Sea

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:442
  1. Andrew Thorns, consultant and honorary senior lecturer in palliative care
  1. Pilgrims Hospice and East Kent NHS Trust, Margate

    Our annual Easter visit to see my mother in law provides an opportunity for some walking, time with the children, and, perhaps most importantly of all, grown up time in the numerous local pubs. At this year's visit not much had changed on the outside since last year—perhaps a few more shifty characters hanging around the pub doorways, but not so that you'd notice. Inside, everything also seemed much the …

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