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Does family pressure for non-disclosure of a cancer diagnosis interfere with patients’ ability to cope?

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dc.contributor.author Althoff, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-17T14:38:07Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-17T14:38:07Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/8131
dc.description The CATS published in MARS (Mason Archival Repository Service; mars.gmu.edu) are submitted by students after they have been reviewed, revised, and approved by their instructor. All CATs are current at the time of original publication but will not be updated over time. en_US
dc.description.abstract Withholding prognosis information was associated with anxiety and difficulty with patient and family communication. Singapore, Chinese and Japanese patients prefer to be informed of cancer diagnosis and disease progression. Physicians from all three Asian cultures frequently delivered prognosis information to the families and expect the family to make a decision about prognosis disclosure. The patient family groups preferred to hear the information together. The family group is more important than the individual patient. The concept of family centered decision-making being part of the “ principle of autonomy exists, but it is interpreted as concepts of the family rather than self- determination.” Patients expected the physician to provide emotional support to the family. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher George Mason University en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Christine Althoff en_US
dc.title Does family pressure for non-disclosure of a cancer diagnosis interfere with patients’ ability to cope? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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