Physicians’ beliefs may override cancer patients’ wishes for end-of-life care, study finds

(By Orly Nadell Farber for STAT)

Dr. Nancy Keating has seen what too much health care looks like. The Harvard Medical School professor recalls a patient with metastatic lung cancer who, despite not wanting chemotherapy, was convinced by her doctor to try a more targeted treatment. The patient spent the end of her life in the hospital – the exact place she had hoped to avoid. Continue reading article here…

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