The New Old Age: What Doctors Know About How Bad It Is, and Won’t Say

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/health/what-doctors-know-about-how-bad-it-is-and-wont-say.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

A prognosis, predicting the likely course of an illness, often makes physicians uneasy, fearful that delivering bad news will dash patients’ hopes.

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