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Hospitals and the 'Bad' Death

Medical Director for NHS Dumfries and Galloway talking about bad death and hospitals (Video)

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Key Messages:

  • A key theme unifying the concept of a bad death is the dying person’s loss of control over the dying process.

  • It is often difficult for hospital care providers to judge when someone is sick enough to die.

  • Hospitals are often equated with a bad death.

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