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dc.creatorHoff, Lenaen
dc.creatorHermerén, Göranen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:34:09Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:34:09Zen
dc.date.created2011-06en
dc.date.issued2011-06en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationThe Journal of clinical ethics 2011 Summer; 22(2): 139-50en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1017052en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Between+uncertainty+and+certainty.&title=The+Journal+of+clinical+ethics+&volume=22&issue=2&date=2011-06&au=Hoff,+Lena;+Hermerén,+Göranen
dc.description.abstractIn this study, 10 hematologists and 10 lung oncologists were interviewed regarding the information they provide to patients in four situations of uncertainty: determining the treatment that is in the patient's best interest; recurrence or progression of the patient's disease; determining when to withdraw life-prolonging treatment; discussing death, addressing questions such as whether the patient will die from the disease, and when. The primary finding is that delivery of information to patients with low survival rates can be improved by more and better disclosure by physicians at an earlier stage. The crucial point for physicians is to ascertain the wishes of patients, to learn what to reveal about what patients should expect, short term and long term, as death approaches.en
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dc.languageenen
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dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDisclosureen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectUncertaintyen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationTruth-tellingen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.titleBetween Uncertainty and Certaintyen
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