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  1. David Fearon
  1. Correspondence to Mr David Fearon, PhD student in Palliative Care, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YG, UK; d.fearon{at}

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