Sympathy and Objectivity in Balance

  • Eloise R. Lewis
  • Esther K. Sump

Abstract

“Should the patient know the truth” is a question that can be answered only for each individual. There cannot be one answer; no one rule should or could apply in all cases. The patient’s attitude toward this question will be determined by his age, experience, endowment, philosophy, and temperament. To the patient, his illness is a very personal matter, sometimes to the apparent exclusion of all other responsibilities. The patient who has the greater spiritual resources, who has achieved inner contentment and come to terms with life and the thoughts of death may make the better adjustment to illness.

Keywords

Balan 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1955

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  • Eloise R. Lewis
  • Esther K. Sump

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