Cultural Differences in Perceived Appropriateness of Breaking Bad News to Patients: A Direct Comparison of Togo and France

@inproceedings{Kpanake2019CulturalDI,
  title={Cultural Differences in Perceived Appropriateness of Breaking Bad News to Patients: A Direct Comparison of Togo and France},
  author={Lonzozou Kpanake and Val{\'e}rie Igier and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Mu{\~n}oz Sastre},
  year={2019}
}
We examined cross-cultural differences in people’s positions regarding the appropriateness of breaking of bad news to elderly patients. A total of 450 Togolese and French people who had in the past received bad medical news were presented with 72 vignettes depicting communication of bad news to elderly female patients and asked to indicate the appropriateness of physicians’ conduct in each case. The vignettes comprised five pieces of information: (a) the severity of the disease, (b) the patient… CONTINUE READING

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