Hide the truth. Definition

Medical Definition: hide the truth

Not communicated to the patient the truth about their illness (see telling the truth). It may be ethically appropriate in some cases in which the knowledge of truth can do more harm than good to the patient. These exceptional cases include the fact that it is a fatal disease, this situation only obliged to communicate the truth with tact or gradually, but does not justify misleading the patient about the last moments of his life.

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