Survival predictions may hasten deathBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1048-d (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1048
- Daniel J Benor (DB@WholisticHealingResearch.com), editor
- International Journal of Healing and Caring—On line (www.ijhc.org), PO Box 502, Medford, NJ 08055, USA
EDITOR—I have always been concerned about predictions of death, a subject discussed by Glare et al.1 While in some cases predictions may be a boon to seriously ill people and their families, in other instances they may hasten death unnecessarily—particularly when given months and years in advance.
Studies show that people can choose, to …