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Religion and discussion of end-of-life care: the hunt for the hidden confounder must begin
  1. Richard Body
  1. Correspondence to Richard Body, Cardiovascular Sciences Research Group, 3rd Floor, Core Technology Facility, University of Manchester, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9WL, UK; richard.body{at}

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I would first like to congratulate Dr Seale for producing a thought-provoking piece of research that has captured the imagination of the nation's media.1 I would also like to point out an interesting discordance that I have noted with regard to the findings of this important research, which ought to stimulate further discussion.

Although religious doctors were significantly less likely than their non-religious colleagues to provide continuous or deep sedation until death or to provide treatment with at least …

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  • Competing interests The author is a practising Catholic.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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