“Do not tell”: what factors affect relatives’ attitudes to honest disclosure of diagnosis to cancer patients?

@article{Ozdoan2004DoNT,
  title={“Do not tell”: what factors affect relatives’ attitudes to honest disclosure of diagnosis to cancer patients?},
  author={Mustafa Ozdoğan and Mustafa Samur and H. Bozcuk and Erkan Coban and Mehmet Artaç and Burhan Savaş and Arzu Kara and Zekiye Topcu and Yeliz Sualp},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={497-502}
}
Disclosure of the diagnosis of cancer to patients is a difficult task for physicians in developing countries. Family members often oppose truth telling. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of the “do not tell” attitude in a general population of cancer patients and to explore the factors affecting the attitude of cancer patients’ relatives about honest disclosure. Using a questionnaire, relatives of 150 patients with recently diagnosed cancer were interviewed. Of the relatives… CONTINUE READING

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