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Disclosure of diagnostic information to cancer patients in Greece

Disclosure of diagnostic information to cancer patients in Greece
Disclosure of diagnostic information to cancer patients in Greece
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.
0269-2163
195-200
Mystakidou, K.
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Liossi, C.
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Vlachos, L.
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Papadimitriou, J.
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Mystakidou, K.
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Liossi, C.
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Vlachos, L.
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Papadimitriou, J.
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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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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 1996

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Local EPrints ID: 45120
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/45120
ISSN: 0269-2163
PURE UUID: 12280860-ab08-424c-8bf1-69de3206693f

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2007
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 21:06

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