Breda O’Brien: Irish need to be as good with the dying as we are with death

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Unbearable suffering and assisted suicide are far from the only options at the end of life..

Recently, I read Séamus O’Mahony’s occasionally grumpy, sometimes bleakly humorous and always thought-provoking book, The Way We Die Now.

O’Mahony, a consultant physician in Cork University Hospital, is suspicious of the idea of the “good death”. It is not that he does not believe that it is possible. He provides several examples in his book. He is…

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