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J Oncol Pract. 2010 Mar;6(2):94-6. doi: 10.1200/JOP.091086.

When the family requests withholding the diagnosis: who owns the truth?

Abstract

Patient autonomy has extended beyond providing sufficient, understandable information before obtaining consent for treatment to the practice of telling patients the truth about their diagnoses and prognoses.

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