Dying at home

15:11 EDT 5 Aug 2013 | British Medical Journal

This week, we look at how to help patients have better deaths at home. BMJ assistant editor Sophie Cook talks to Emily Collis, a consultant in palliative medicine and the author of a recent clinical review about caring for dying patients in the community. BMJ columnist Des Spence, a GP in Glasgow, explains why the dying deserve better from GPs.

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