TITLE

Protecting dying patients may hurt

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Australian Nursing Journal;Dec2001/Jan2002, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that a study has found that health care professionals often hurt dying patients by trying to protecting them from the truth. Author of the study; Difficulties created by the desire to protect patients from reality; Presentation of the study at the Palliative Care Australia Conference.
ACCESSION #
5648133

 

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