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Letters Attending patients' funerals

We can always care

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:112
  1. Ros Thorburn, consultant community paediatrician,
  2. Martin Roland, professor of general practice
  1. Warrington WA5 1TP
  1. ros.thorburn{at}

    When our son died of cancer last year at the age of 25, a number of his doctors and nurses came to his funeral.1 We were not able to talk to them at the time, but …

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