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Clinical Review

An introduction to advance care planning in practice

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6064 (Published 21 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6064

Re: An introduction to advance care planning in practice

Saying goodbye is awkward. We never know how or when to say it. It’s always too soon or too late. It’s never the right time. What should we do? We should recognize that it’s always the right time, because once we’ve shared a heartfelt goodbye, we're ready to embrace each other with a real hello, and face a final goodbye.

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

09 November 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA