Special communication of the Minister of Health regarding the evolution of the ninth Ebola outbreak in DRC (4)

1 July, 2018

I read Prof Egilmans, 'Death that occurs quickly with obvious misery is always more entertaining.', and wondered, can death ever be 'entertaining'?

I recall that a few years ago, the BMJ carried a series on different types of death, and in one of the papers talked about the fear and grief that accompanies death, that ‘----------focuses on two common problems that arise when people come close to death, fear and grief. Fear is the psychological reaction to danger; grief the reaction to the numerous losses that are likely to occur in the course of an illness that is approaching a fatal outcome. Both can be expected to arise in patients, their families, and - though we are reeluctant to admit it - in their doctors and other carers. Both fear and grief neeed to be taken into account if we are to mitigate the psychological pains of dying‘ The dying adult BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7140.1313 (Published 25 April 1998)Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1313.

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HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group: http://www.hifa.org/people/steering-group

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