Truth at the Last--a Case of Obstructed Death?
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1982 Mar; 8(1): 48-50.
A physician describes and comments on the case of a middle-aged couple in which the husband requests that his wife not be told she has an incurable malignancy. When the wife finally confronts the doctor and demands the truth, her emotional depression is lifted and she dies soon afterward. (KIE abstract)
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