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Letters Death

No need to hasten death

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 28 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2752
  1. Iain Lawrie, consultant in palliative medicine
  1. North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester M8 5RB, UK
  1. iain.lawrie{at}

Black eloquently describes a scenario that is not uncommon to clinicians but is to the families of patients that we care for.1 It is gratifying to hear that her mother’s wishes for the …

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