Oncologist: Patients too rushed to do end-of-life care planning

03/8/2012 | Chico News & Review (Calif.)

Chico, Calif., oncologist Dr. David Potter says when patients' conditions deteriorate, physicians may default to aggressive treatment because many people have not made advance directives. Potter says the health care system rushes people, so they do not take the time to prepare directives, and there is discomfort on the part of patients and physicians over bringing up the issue of end-of-life care.

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