Disclosure of diagnostic information to cancer patients in Greece

Mystakidou, K., Liossi, C., Vlachos, L. and Papadimitriou, J. (1996) Disclosure of diagnostic information to cancer patients in Greece. Palliative Medicine, 10, 195-200.


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Truth-telling to cancer patients is controversial. The aim of the present study was to investigate oncologists', radiotherapists', and palliative care specialists' attitudes and truth-telling practices in Greece. A postal survey of a representative sample of 300 oncologists, radiotherapists, and palliative care specialists was made in February 1993. A total of 228 doctors completed and returned the questionnaires. It appears that withholding the truth from cancer patients remains very common in Greece.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0269-2163 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 45120
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Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:19
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/45120

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