Truth Telling in the Case of a Pessimistic Diagnosis in Japan
Lancet 1999 October 9; 354(9186): 1263
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Akabayashi, A.; Kai, I.; Takemura, H.; Okazaki, H. (1999-10-09)We investigated how physicians in Japan convey a poor prognosis of advanced cancer. Physicians tended to give patients optimistic accounts of their prognosis, while they were inclined to give the families pessimistic accounts.