INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: “Can opener” approach?

November 2005 
Volume 35  Number 11
Pages 14 - 15
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 One of my patients has lung cancer that's metastasized to her mediastinum. She's extremely short of breath and can barely walk to the bathroom without collapsing. When I try discussing her feelings about her illness, she just shakes her head “no” and turns up the TV. I don't know how to help her. Any suggestions?

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