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Letters Talking about death

Normalising conversations about death and dying

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 08 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5041
  1. Christina Chu, palliative medicine registrar
  1. Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, 6th Floor Maple House, London W1T 7NF, UK
  1. christina.chu{at}

Our healthcare system does not create an environment in which professionals can easily talk about death and dying with patients, their families, and those important to them. As Salisbury says, it …

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