When is a patient with heart failure adequately informed? A study of patients' knowledge of and attitudes toward medical information.

@article{grd2004WhenIA,
  title={When is a patient with heart failure adequately informed? A study of patients' knowledge of and attitudes toward medical information.},
  author={Anders {\AA}g{\aa}rd and G{\"o}ran Hermer{\'e}n and Johan Herlitz},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={219-26}
}
OBJECTIVE The primary aim was to explore patients' knowledge of heart failure and their attitudes toward medical information (prognostic information in particular) and to assess different patient-related factors that might hamper the improvement of patients' knowledge. Moreover, taking the data obtained into account, we analyzed ethical aspects of information disclosure to patients with heart failure. SETTING The study was performed at Sahlgren's University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden… CONTINUE READING

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