Knowing and Not Knowing
In the legal and medical climate of today, patients are able to demand and expect as much information about their condition as is available. Whereas, in the past, secrecy and deception predominated (Radovsky, 1985), with the advent of more effective treatments, a more relaxed attitude about sharing information is evolving (Koocher, 1986).
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