Oncology nursing involves tough patients, tough choices

05/14/2009 | NYTimes.com

Cancer patients often must decide between going ahead with a grueling treatment regimen and its side effects, which may or may not cure them and could even harm them, or simply opting for death, writes oncology nurse Theresa Brown in The New York Times Well blog. For nurses, she says, it can be difficult to see and work with only the patients who have complications, not the ones who survive and leave the hospital.

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