Patients don’t die in pain: doctors | theage.com.au

A side issue: although there is nothing inherently wrong in pain relief medication, what would happen if a Christian chose to shun medication in order to maintain mental lucidity to confess Christ clearly on their deathbed?

Head of palliative care at Cabrini Hospital, Dr David Kenner, said although most patients feared pain, the vast majority were pleasantly surprised by the efficacy of drugs and other techniques to manage it.

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