Preferences of cancer patients regarding the disclosure of bad news.

@article{Fujimori2007PreferencesOC,
  title={Preferences of cancer patients regarding the disclosure of bad news.},
  author={Maiko Fujimori and Tatsuo Akechi and Tatsuya Morita and Masatoshi Inagaki and Nobuya Akizuki and Yuji Sakano and Yosuke Uchitomi},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={573-81}
}
To understand patients' preferences regarding the disclosure of bad news is important in the clinical oncology setting. The aim of this study was to clarify descriptively the preferences of cancer patients. Five hundred and twenty-nine Japanese cancer outpatients were surveyed regarding their preferences regarding the disclosure of bad news, and several psychosocial and medical demographic variables were analyzed. In a descriptive analysis, more than 90% of the patients strongly preferred to… CONTINUE READING

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