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A bar at Clermont-Ferrand hospital in central France will offer ‘medically supervised’ wine to dying patients and their loved ones to help them relax and speak freely.
BY DAVID HARDING NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Dying patients in a central France hospital will at least be able to enjoy a good vintage after officials decided to let them have wine during their hospice.
Taking a note from Napoleon — who once said, “In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it” — one French hospital is now serving wine to terminally ill patients.
The bar at Clermont-Ferrand hospital in central France will offer “medically supervised” wine to dying patients and their loved ones to help them relax and speak freely.
“A situation can be palliative for several weeks or even several months, and it’s because life is so precious and real until the end that we decided to cultivate all that is fine and good,” Dr. Virginie Guastella told The Local.
The vin offering is “an attempt to restore longing, taste, desire and even pleasure,” she added.
Champagne and whiskey will also be on the hospital’s menu.
Wine is a staple of French culture. A glass a day has long been considered good for one’s health.
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