willing to undergotherapies they don’t want if thatis
what their loved ones want.
Theoncologistwentto thefather’shometomeet with
him. He had a sheaf of possible trials and treatments
was willing to change her opinion,she told him. But
Theoncologist notedwrylyhowmuch easieritwould
have beenfor her just to prescribe the chemotherapy.
shesaid. Thepatientandthefamily optedforhospice.
Theyhad more thana monthtogether beforehe died.
proved to be the most meaningful time they’d ever spent.
the financial incentives: we pay doctors to give
required to sort out when to do so is unwise. This