19th January 2018, Volume 131 Number 1468

Kate Grundy, Amanda Landers

Compassion is a word that means different things to different people. It is a nebulous concept and, along with the terms dignity and suffering, is often considered “soft” and not…

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Author Information

Kate Grundy, Palliative Medicine Physician, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch;
Amanda Landers, Palliative Medicine Physician, Department of Medicine, University of Otago Medical School, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Dr Amanda Landers, Palliative Medicine Physician, Department of Medicine, University of Otago Medical School, 2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch 8011.

Correspondence Email

amanda.landers@nursemaude.org.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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