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Physicians’ political preferences and the delivery of end of life care in the United States: retrospective observational study

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 11 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1161

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Facing Death

Facing death is life's final and most frightening challenge. What will happen to us? Will we disappear, or will we enter a new dimension and be reunited with dead loved ones? And what will happen to loved ones we leave behind? Will they be able to cope with losing us? Will they miss us, or will they just forget us? Alas, we're mortal and can't answer these questions. So we pray and place faith in our Creator who names, maintains, and reclaims us. Amen.

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 April 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA