Letters Palliative care and multimorbidity

Palliative care for all?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7628 (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7628
  1. Rosemarie Anthony-Pillai, consultant1
  1. 1Peace Hospice, Watford WD17 3PH, UK
  1. roseap{at}doctors.org.uk

As a doctor working in palliative care I found Burge and colleagues’ editorial thought provoking.1 However, I think that palliative care is not the “last phase in the continuum of good care” but the essence of good care. The BMJ is currently full of articles about the overtreatment of patients and the hubris syndrome that medicine is currently afflicted by. Life …

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