Doc, How Long Do I Have to Live?

Doc, How Long Do I Have to Live?

In responding to this question, physicians perform two distinct and critically important tasks:

  1. they formulate a prognosis about the patient and
  2. they communicate a prognosis to the patient.

Prior research shows that each of these tasks is challenging to physicians and may result in patients having unrealistically optimistic expectations about their survival.

Please see a video clip of the interaction:

video platform video management video solutionsvideo player

Translate »
%d bloggers like this: