02 August 2017, The Tablet
The hardest step to take: 'How people die remains in the memory of those who live on'
The death of a child
It is not a message that a general practitioner expects to hear very often: “Please call the hospital about a 12-year-old girl. She wants to come home to die.” But this was how I came to care for Lizzie.
I pulled Lizzie’s notes up on my computer before speaking to the cancer nurse. I could see immediately that this was going to be a difficult case.
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