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dc.creatorElian, Martaen
dc.creatorDean, Geoffreyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:14:57Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:14:57Zen
dc.date.created1985-07-06en
dc.date.issued1985-07-06en
dc.identifier10.1016/S0140-6736(85)90067-4en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLancet. 1985 Jul 6; 2(8445): 27-28.en
dc.identifier.issn0140-6736en
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=To+Tell+or+Not+to+Tell+the+Diagnosis+of+Multiple+Sclerosis&title=Lancet.+&volume=2&issue=8445&pages=27-28&date=1985&au=Elian,+Martaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(85)90067-4en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/724831en
dc.description.abstractIn a study initiated by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 83% of a group of multiple sclerosis patients were found through interviews to believe they had a "basic right" to be told the true nature of their diagnosis. All of the patients agreed that the consultant physician, and not family members or paramedical personnel, should inform the patient. The authors comment that reasons for withholding the diagnosis center around the fear of causing depression or even suicide, and the desire to maintain hope. However, the burden of proof should be accepted by those who advocate a policy of non-disclosure. (KIE abstract)en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/19370en
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectCentral Nervous System Diseasesen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectDisclosureen
dc.subjectFamily Membersen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectParamedical Personnelen
dc.subjectSuicideen
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.subjectTruth Disclosureen
dc.titleTo Tell or Not to Tell the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosisen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


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