Telling the patient the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

  • Axel Engberg Pallesen
  • Robin Steel


The following issues are under discussion: How much to tell the patient? What to tell and in what way? What not to tell and why? Who to tell — family and who else? When to tell what and how much?


Family Physician Medical Personnel Open Context Hospital Personnel Common Dilemma 
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  • Axel Engberg Pallesen
  • Robin Steel

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