BIDMC’s Haider Warraich in the NYTimes on how false hope harms patients

The NY Times offers a piece in the Sunday Review urging doctors to be straight with dying patients. From BIDMC doc (and novelist) Haider Javed Warraich: A study of cancer patients and their doctors in the Annals of Internal Medicine a year later found that many doctors didn’t quite tell patients the truth about their … Continue reading BIDMC’s Haider Warraich in the NYTimes on how false hope harms patients

Dying doesn’t have to be a Greek tragedy

The Globe reports on how Harvard uses theater to teach ethics: As medical technologies extend the lives of the sickest, medical schools across the country have struggled to find a way to help doctors better navigate new moral quandaries around death and dying. The recent performance of scenes from Greek plays at Harvard Medical School … Continue reading Dying doesn’t have to be a Greek tragedy