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Emergency medicine

A confused cancer patient

Gordian Fulde

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Abstract

Would you have been able to help this patient whom you suspected would soon die?

Article Extract

Although you have cared for many cancer patients and their families over the years in your busy general practice, you see more dying cancer patients in the emergency department of the local hospital where you work as an accredited GP. You often feel ill equipped to deal with these terminal patients, and recall one particular case.

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