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A ‘good death’ during COVID-19: Outdoor terminal extubation facilitates safe family presence for a dying patient

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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Among the heartbreaking consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the large number of patients who have died alone as a result of hospital policies that restrict or prohibit any visitors for admitted patients. These visitor restrictions apply to both COVID and non-COVID patients. They are necessary to limit contagion, but carry the untoward effect of inflicting additional emotional and...

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