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It's not perfect but little is.
We had a favourable experience with it (as much as we could given the circumstance) but maybe that was because my sister was in the Marie Curie Centre in Liverpool which was the joint pioneer of the scheme.
reply to post by schuyler
OP and I don't agree. What a shock. But this thread has been informative. In my father's last days I had to move him to the local nursing home. There simply was no other choice.
"There simply was no other choice"
You could not have taken him home and nursed him yourself?
You "had to move him to the local nursing home"?
And yet you begrudge my mother making a decision to allow family to be there before she TOOK HIM BACK HOME to die peacefully in their bed.
I know first hand that morphine does little to ease pain and more accuratley it makes it so you don't care that you are hurting. I was on a morphine drip after a truck rollover that tore me up pretty bad. They gave me a lot of morphine, but I was still in pain. I was just high. I am glad people are voicing their thoughts and opinions on this as it will no doubt help me figure out what I want. I want for it to be clear to my children so it relieves them of that burden while they deal with my passing.