BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1987 Oct 10; 295(6603): 920.
A 34-year-old British woman who was told perfunctorily by her surgeon that she had to have a mastectomy describes her dismayed reaction, her search for other advice, and her subsequent choice of radiotherapy for treatment of her breast malignancy. Prior maintains that, unless there is a clear medical consensus that one form of treatment is superior to another in terms of survival, the patient must be given information on the alternatives and "must be able to participate in any decision on what is to be done with her body." (KIE abstract)
Alternatives; Attitudes; Autonomy; Cancer; Communication; Consensus; Consent Forms; Counseling; Consent; Decision Making; Disclosure; Females; Forms; Informed Consent; Mastectomy; Patient Care; Patient Participation; Patients; Professional Patient Relationship; Psychological Stress; Radiation; Surgery;
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