May 6, 2013 (Talk of the Nation) — Doctors often struggle with conversations about death -- navigating the murky waters of when and how to convey the risks of procedures and prospects for life expectancy. When doctors are less than forthcoming, out of sensitivity or haste, difficult situations become even more complex.
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GuestsDr. Pauline Chen, writes the "Doctor and Patient" column for the New York Times Well blog
Dr. Beth Lown, medical director, Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
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