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Letters Letting go

Extraordinary notion

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 31 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5565
  1. Elaine Murphy, retired academic psychiatrist1
  1. 1House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW
  1. murphyel{at}

    Pasman and colleagues highlight the differences between doctors and patients in their assessment of suffering.1 However, the notion that someone …

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