Between hope and acceptance: the medicalisation of dying

Clark, D. (2002) Between hope and acceptance: the medicalisation of dying. British Medical Journal, 324(7342), pp. 905-907. (doi:10.1136/bmj.324.7342.905)

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Palliative care has encouraged medicine to be gentler in its acceptance of death, yet medical services in general continue to regard death as something to be resisted, postponed, or avoided. David Clark examines the challenge facing doctors to balance technical intervention with a humanistic approach to their dying patients.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Clark, D.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:British Medical Journal
Journal Abbr.:BMJ
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
Published Online:13 April 2002

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