prognosis

1:45pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Can knowing when you’ll die help you live?

Under CC license from Dan Cox. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancox_/2632603962/

A note to our listeners and readers: We’ve changed the name of the patient in this story for privacy reasons.

It’s a busy Monday morning at the San Francisco Veterans Association Medical Center. Palliative care physicians Alex Smith and Katherine Aragon, along with their intern Sara Murray, gather in the lobby. They’re on their way to see a patient, Bill Jones – a gentleman in his 60s who has a form of slow-growing cancer.

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