Late assistant professor of medicine Elizabeth McKinley discusses thoughts during her final months

How doctors die: Showing others the way

The New York Times: The late Elizabeth McKinley, assistant professor of medicine, chronicled her thought process during the final months of her 17-year battle with breast cancer. As a physician, she understood the limitations of medicine, which helped her make extremely difficult decisions concerning her ongoing treatment.“I’m looking at these drugs head-on and either one would change me significantly” she said. “I didn’t want that.”