Attitudes toward informing the cancer patient--a survey of Norwegian physicians.

  title={Attitudes toward informing the cancer patient--a survey of Norwegian physicians.},
  author={Jon H. Loge and Stein Kaasa and Oivind Ekeberg and Erik Falkum and K Hytten},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={32A 8},
To examine Norwegian physicians' attitudes to informing patients of a diagnosis of cancer, a random sample of 1467 were surveyed. The respondents rated their level of agreement to 14 statements, and the responses were analysed by chi-squared statistics. 990 physicians responded (67%). Only 30.5% of the responding physicians had treated more than 10 cancer patients the previous year, which included 7.8% who had treated more than 50. 40.4% had treated none. The great majority (81%) preferred full… CONTINUE READING

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