Corpus ID: 6305204

Providing hope in terminal cancer: when is it appropriate and when is it not?

@article{Toh2011ProvidingHI,
  title={Providing hope in terminal cancer: when is it appropriate and when is it not?},
  author={H. Toh},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          50-5
        }
}
  • H. Toh
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Hope is essential in the face of terminal cancer. Generally in Western societies, patients and their families prefer their doctor to engage them in transparent, realistic, authoritative, empathic and open communication about the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer but this topic is not well studied in the Asian context. With the exponential increase in information about cancer and the many permutations in cancer treatment, rational and otherwise, the doctor-patient relationship is even more… CONTINUE READING
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