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Truth-telling in palliative care

Truth-telling in palliative care
Truth-telling in palliative care
This paper discusses the issue of truth-telling in palliative care, with particular attention to individuals dying from cancer in hospital. Its aim is to examine the complex questions which arise from historical and ethical perspectives, as well as from the practical standpoint. The role of the nurse in terms of disclosure of information remains uncertain. However, it is contended that nurses need to view truth-telling as an essential part of their role in order to improve patient care
1462-3889
218-224
Browne, N.
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Browne, N.
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Browne, N. (1998) Truth-telling in palliative care. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2 (4), 218-224. (doi:10.1016/S1462-3889(98)80614-5). (PMID:16926733)

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This paper discusses the issue of truth-telling in palliative care, with particular attention to individuals dying from cancer in hospital. Its aim is to examine the complex questions which arise from historical and ethical perspectives, as well as from the practical standpoint. The role of the nurse in terms of disclosure of information remains uncertain. However, it is contended that nurses need to view truth-telling as an essential part of their role in order to improve patient care

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Published date: December 1998
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 376777
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376777
ISSN: 1462-3889
PURE UUID: 5de0b0dc-69a9-464b-80ca-af999e9ed15a

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Author: N. Browne

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