Letters A good death

We need a mix of care in the NHS

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39156.518461.FA (Published 22 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:599
  1. Martin G Duerden, general practitioner (martin@theduerdens.co.uk)
  1. Meddygfa Gyffin, Conwy LL32 8LT

    I have a similar story to Newton's about the death of my father last year.1 He was 78 and for more than 20 years had seen his mobility and independence slowly eroded by multiple sclerosis. He developed a chest infection over Christmas but had strongly protested his desire to stay at home, which became impossible as pressure sores developed.

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