Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)

Disclosing the Truth

A Dilemma Between Instilling Hope and Respecting Patient Autonomy

Authors
Wenqi Ding1, *
1Beijing-Dublin International College, Beijing University of Technology, China
*Corresponding author. Email: wenqi.ding@ucdconnect.ie
Corresponding Author
Wenqi Ding
Available Online 1 June 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.020How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Ethical Dilemma; Non-maleficence; Beneficence; Autonomy
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 June 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-580-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.020How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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