Intended for healthcare professionals

Practice Essentials

Supporting relatives and carers at the end of a patient’s life

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j367 (Published 02 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j367

Death & Beyond

Death is deadly, but hope is heady. So although war and sickness spoil living and loving, dreams foil death by toiling for peace and health. To quote John Donne, "Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so".


Competing interests: No competing interests

03 February 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA