Making Decisions about Medical Care

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When faced with difficult medical decisions, how do patients make choices about their treatment? More than ever, patients are getting conflicting medical information from the Internet and medical providers. We talk with experts and participants in a UCSF program designed to inform patients and help them figure out how to make important medical decisions.


Peter Ubel, professor of medicine and psychology and director of the Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan

Jeff Belkora, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and the Institute for Health Policy Studies and director of the Decision Services Unit, Breast Care Center at UCSF

Lynn, a cancer patient in the UCSF Breast Care Center