When patients suffer from some chronic illness or disease, when the condition gets so critical and out of hand, the doctor may tell them they have a particular period of time to live. This automatically gets the patient ready for death. Is this act really appropriate?
Is it appropriate for doctors to tell patients they have a specific period of time left to live?
Many doctors can already sense approaching death in a patient. They see the signs but they do not disclose it until they have tried everything possible within their power. When they no longer have any options left, hen they’re left with no other option than to share the “you are going to die” concern. Note, they do not explicitly say “YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.” As medical professionals, they’re tend to look at possibility and of course, probability, look at your odds of staying alive based on the data from patients battling your same condition prior and then look at the things that can be done.