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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 January; 27(174): 33–36.
PMCID: PMC2158166

How do we cope with death?


We hope that general practitioners will consider counselling their dying patients more actively, including those in hospital where terminal care may be poorly handled psychologically. This entails a major change in training which we hope is taking place through vocational training schemes. We feel a change in attitude to be necessary by many general practitioners who often deal with death by evasion and untruth.

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  • Parkes CM. Comment: communication and cancer--a social psychiatrist's view. Soc Sci Med. 1974 Apr;8(4):189–190. [PubMed]

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