Health Professionals' Attitude Towards Information Disclosure to Cancer Patients in China
Nursing ethics 2011 May; 18(3): 356-63
A self-designed questionnaire was given to 634 health professionals in a large teaching hospital in Hubei Province in mainland China, to clarify the participants' attitude towards information disclosure to cancer patients. Statistic description was used to analyze the data. The item 'inappropriate information about cancer easily leads to medical disputes' scored highest at 3.86, while the scores of such items as 'advantages of fully informing patients outweigh disadvantages', 'if their family members demand nondisclosure, you will find it difficult to cooperate in good faith with patients', and 'telling white lies to patients disturbs you a lot' were less than 3. The health care staff placed a high value on both the desire and priority of patients to know the truth, though most of them did not think that patients had received enough information about their disease. In order to improve cancer patients' current state of knowledge, health professionals should learn more about informed consent, and special methods and guidelines compatible with Chinese culture are urgently required in China.
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