Patient's Last Wish Granted: A Cigarette and a Glass of Wine

A 75-year-old man received bad news after being admitted to Carsten Flemming Hansen in Denmark last week, but his nurse did what she could to make his final hours good ones.

Carsten Flemming Hansen was suffering from a ruptured aortic aneurysm, and doctors told him he was too sick to have surgery—meaning the internal bleeding would kill him within days, perhaps even hours. 

Hansen told nurse Rikke Kvist that he wished he could have one last cigarette and glass of wine. The hospital has a no-smoking policy, but Kvist got around it.

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