When pain relief just isn’t enough
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When pain relief just isn’t enough

Sarah Wootton Chief executive, Dignity in Dying

Even with access to the best palliative care, some patients still die in agony – assisted dying should be an option

New research from Dignity in Dying has uncovered a shocking reality: that even if there was universal access to the best possible hospice care, every day in the UK 17 people would die with absolutely no relief of their pain.

Nursing Standard. 34, 11, 51-52. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.11.51.s17

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