Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203269
Title:
Withholding truth from patients.
Authors:
O'Sullivan, Elizabeth
Affiliation:
Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co Mayo. lizosul@eircom.net
Citation:
Nurs Stand. 2009 Aug 5-11;23(48):35-40.
Journal:
Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203269
PubMed ID:
19753871
Abstract:
The issue of whether patients should always be told the truth regarding their diagnosis and prognosis has afforded much debate in healthcare literature. This article examines telling the truth from an ethical perspective. It puts forward arguments for and against being honest with patients, using a clinical example to illustrate each point.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Attitude of Health Personnel; Ethics, Medical; Humans; Nurse-Patient Relations/ethics; Physician-Patient Relations/*ethics; Professional Autonomy; *Prognosis; Social Justice/standards; Terminal Care/*ethics; Truth Disclosure/*ethics
ISSN:
0029-6570 (Print); 0029-6570 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Elizabethen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T15:55:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T15:55:09Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T15:55:09Z-
dc.identifier.citationNurs Stand. 2009 Aug 5-11;23(48):35-40.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0029-6570 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0029-6570 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19753871en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/203269-
dc.description.abstractThe issue of whether patients should always be told the truth regarding their diagnosis and prognosis has afforded much debate in healthcare literature. This article examines telling the truth from an ethical perspective. It puts forward arguments for and against being honest with patients, using a clinical example to illustrate each point.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnelen_GB
dc.subject.meshEthics, Medicalen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshNurse-Patient Relations/ethicsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysician-Patient Relations/*ethicsen_GB
dc.subject.meshProfessional Autonomyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Prognosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshSocial Justice/standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshTerminal Care/*ethicsen_GB
dc.subject.meshTruth Disclosure/*ethicsen_GB
dc.titleWithholding truth from patients.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentMayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co Mayo. lizosul@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)en_GB
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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