Published in Cancer Weekly, August 20th, 2002
"Doctors have difficulty being honest with patients when the news is very bad," said Professor Lesley Fallowfield, director of the Psychosocial Oncology Group, which is funded by Cancer Research U.K. and located at the University of Sussex.
"They often underestimate the information needs of their patients, and may censor the information in the belief that they are being kind."
Fallowfield, Dr. Valerie Jenkins and Dr. Hazel Beveridge studied 2850 patients and found that the overwhelming majority of them wanted...
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