My Young Cancer Patient Refused All Treatment. After Her Death I Found Out Why

November 21, 2023

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(The Guardian) – Patients who refuse curative treatment often do so based on their values while their flummoxed doctors act from a place of rationalism. Could I have met her expectation of some divine benediction with my grounding in science? How would I have pitted her hope against my chemo? I like to think that I would have listened and negotiated but I bet the reason she didn’t return is because she feared judgment. (Read More)