Emily Johnston Discusses End-of-Life Care for Younger Patients
Emily Johnston, MD
Emily Johnston, hematology/oncology fellow at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, discusses intensity of end-of-life care for the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer population.
Most AYA patients involved in a study conducted at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital received at least one intensive end-of-life intervention, but statistics were not same across different populations. Johnston found that minorities received more end-of-life interventions than whites did, and patients who were not treated at a speciality hospital also had higher incidences of interventions.