KNOWING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT AND ELDERLY PATIENTS


DEMİRSOY N. , Elcioglu O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.14, sa.4, ss.311-320, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.311-320

Özet

Introduction: The medical team's telling the truth about the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis and the patient's, particularly the old patient's, knowing the truth about the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis has always been an ethically complex issue. Our aim was to analyze the ? 65 year old patients' approaches to "knowing the truth" in detail, to clarify the problems and to propose some solutions.