Doctors must give life-or-death news in person, not by telemedicine

Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D. writes: “Hi. I’m Art Caplan. I’m the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU School of Medicine.

A patient in the Kaiser Hospital in Fremont, California, was 78 years old, had severe lung disease, had been admitted three times, and was clearly terminally ill. I think his daughter and the doctors treating him knew that.”



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