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Breaking Bad News: Patient Preferences and the Role of Family Members when Delivering a Cancer Diagnosis
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Breaking Bad News: Patient Preferences and the Role of Family Members when Delivering a Cancer Diagnosis
Rao, Abha; Sunil, Bhuvana; Ekstrand, Maria; Heylen, Elsa; Raju, Girish; Shet, Arun;
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 Abstract
Background: Western physicians tend to favour complete disclosure of a cancer diagnosis to the patient, while non-Western physicians tend to limit disclosure and include families in the process; the latter approach is prevalent in clinical oncology practice in India. Few studies, however, have examined patient preferences with respect to disclosure or the role of family members in the process. Materials and Methods: Structured interviews were conducted with patients (N
 Keywords
Cancer disclosure;patient preferences;role of families;India;
 Language
English
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