Letters Place of death

Problems with preference and place of death for children too

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6123 (Published 19 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6123
  1. Myra Bluebond-Langner, professor and True Colours chair in palliative care for children and young people1,
  2. Emma Beecham, research associate2,
  3. Bridget Candy, senior research associate2,
  4. Richard Langner, honorary senior research associate1,
  5. Louise Jones, senior clinical lecturer2
  1. 1Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, UCL-Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
  2. 2Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit, UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit, University College Medical School, London, UK
  1. bluebond{at}ucl.ac.uk

The problems raised by Pollock about preference and place of death also apply to seriously ill children, even though choices about care are made with or by a person other than the patient and children typically have one or more devoted carer.1 Our systematic …

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