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Requests for Non-Disclosure of Poor Prognoses to Patients

Kristina Reynolds

For patients who are given information about a life-limiting diagnosis and poor prognosis, it can be very distressing to hear words such as ‘terminal’ and ‘end of life’. These words are also upsetting for patients’ family members/loved ones. In some instances, the family or surrogate decision-makers may ask that health... Read full article

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