A History of Physician “Truth Telling,” Informed Consent, Legal and Religious Perspectives on End-of-Life Care [BOOK CHAPTER]

A History of Physician “Truth Telling,” Informed Consent, Legal and Religious Perspectives on End-of-Life Care [BOOK CHAPTER]
Russell Searight
Ethical Challenges in Multi-Cultural Patient Care, 14 August 2019; pp 29-44
Abstract
While patients’ and family preferences for nondisclosure of life-threatening illness found among contemporary Native Americans and Asian Americans may seem to be a cultural anomaly, a brief review of physician practices and legal rulings in the 20th century suggests that disclosure of this information to patients is a relatively recent practice.

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