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Oncology Nurse. North Carolina. Statement 10128.

Categories: Health Care Professional Statements
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State:: NC

Occupation:: Nurse – Oncology

Too many patients and families are led to believe they should prolong life. Sometimes this is unrealistic. Patients are rarely told how awful the end of their lives will be if they continue with useless treatments. My hospital is a teaching hospital. Our patients are rarely told to stop treatment. Even patients in their 90s! Ridiculous. An our taxes are paying for these patients. Let’s be realistic! Tell the truth.