The BMJ has a letter to the editor about the death of the authors’ friend. It is a moving story, without maudlin sentimentality.
It is also a tale of courage in the modern age of medicine, where too many people die in ICUs of terminal illness, surrounded by well educated and well meaning strangers, instead of in their comfortable surroundings with their loved ones.
Death is the ultimate loss of contol. Hospice, along with a strong will, allowed the death with dignity most people want, but few get.
via Black Triangle