One of the things that’s changed is that ever so many people end up falling into the clutches of technology at the end of their lives. Something happens to them and the emergency response is to admit them to hospital – because the traditional view is that doctors are in a fight against death – that you have to ward off the evil death with everything you can.
But when death is coming, when it is inevitable, if you can actually help a person and a family to achieve a good death you’ve done a wonderful thing.
I think that there’s a lot of people who fear death. I don’t fear death at all, I just don’t. The idea for me of death is good, I can go to sleep.
Dr Chris Abel, Islay
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Hat-tip: Mary Robson