Patients have a right to be told their diagnosis.

  title={Patients have a right to be told their diagnosis.},
  author={Moireach Harmer},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={21 8},
It is right to inform patients of their diagnosis (letters October 18). They are entitled to know. If the patient is not told his or her diagnosis, how do clinicians and family explain continued ill health? How can that person prepare themselves, and live their life, if they are 'out of the loop'?