Disclosing the Truth
A Dilemma Between Instilling Hope and Respecting Patient Autonomy
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- Ethical Dilemma; Non-maleficence; Beneficence; Autonomy
While medical ethics place a high value on providing truthful information to patients, disclosure of truth is far from being the norm between people, creating a moral dilemma between instilling hope and respecting patient autonomy. Through the review of relevant literature, an attempt to examine the difference in this issue worldwide will be made. The review also aims to ascertain the resulting factors of the differences. Various electronic databases were searched by the author and through systematic selection 19 articles were identified that this literature review is based on. There are many parameters that lead to the concealment and disclosure of the truth, ranging from human rights, family responsibility, to cultural background. The attitudes towards telling the truth to terminal-stage patients differ socio-culturally, based on the priorities assigned to patients’ autonomy and the principle of beneficence and non-maleficence.
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TY - CONF AU - Wenqi Ding PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Disclosing the Truth BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 103 EP - 107 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.020 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.020 ID - Ding2022 ER -