An evidence-based approach to discussing terminal illness with patients and families that believe in miracles? Incredible. Check it out: Approaching Patients and Family Members Who Hope for a Miracle.
Turns out doctors and the rest of society have grossly different viewpoints on whether or not medical miracles exist (20.2% vs. 61.3%) but also how important a doctor's opinion of prognosis is. Only "2% of surrogate [decision makers base] their view of their loved one's prognosis solely on the physcians prognostic estimate." And this whole time we just thought it was that we didn't explain it right.