‘Weighing the Chances at Life’s End’

The New York Times has an interesting article on Weighing the Chances at Life’s End that explores why it can sometimes be difficult for families to understand bad news about their loved one’s chances of recovery. The story examines an intriguing experiment, published in Annals of Internal Medicine this week that found ‘relatives hearing doctors deliver dire prognosis just didn’t accept or believe them. They displayed, in medspeak, “a systematic optimism bias.”’


About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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