When oncologists diagnose patients with cancers that carry a very high fatality rate, they need to give them hope. They can do this by focusing on the patients who got well rather than on the ones who died. For example, with cancers that carry a 97% fatality rate, it would be good to tell the patient that some people have beaten the disease, and we will work together to do all we can to improve your odds.
Video: The Importance of Hope
August 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
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