Dying at home brings beautiful closure

I believe that most people would prefer to die in the warmth of their homes rather than in a cold and unfamiliar clinical setting ("End-of-life care at A&E for the terminally ill"; Oct 18).

I am a general practitioner with more than 30 years of experience, and I have helped many of my patients bid a final farewell to their loved ones at home.

It is not difficult to have such a beautiful closure of life as long as family members are briefed and emotionally ready to face the last days of their loved ones, and supportive care to make the dying person comfortable can be arranged at home.

Gervis Chua Teo Ngee (Dr)