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|Title: ||Cancer patients: their desire for information and participation in treatment decisions|
|Authors: ||Sutherland, H. J.|
Llewellyn-Thomas, H. A.
Lockwood, G. A.
Tritchler, D. L.
Till, J. E.
|Issue Date: ||May-1989|
|Publisher: ||The Royal Society of Medicine|
|Citation: ||SUTHERLAND HJ, LLEWELLYNTHOMAS HA, LOCKWOOD GA, TRITCHLER DL, TILL JE. Cancer-patients - their desire for information and participation in treatment decisions. J R Soc Med. 1989 MAY;82(5):260-3.|
|Series/Report no.: ||Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine|
Vol. 82 No. 5
|Abstract: ||The relationship between cancer patients' desire for
information and their preference for participation in
decision making has been examined. Approximately
77% of the 52 patients reported that they had
participated in decision making to the extent that they
wished, while most of the remaining 23% would have
preferred an opportunity to have greater input.
Although many of the patients actively sought
information, a majority preferred the physician to
assume the role of the primary decision maker.
Ethically, the disclosure of information has been
assumed to be necessary for autonomous decision
making. Nevertheless, the results of this study indicate
that patients may actively seek information to satisfy
an as yet unidentified aspect of psychological autonomy
that does not necessarily include participation
in decision making.|
|Description: ||Archived with permission from the Royal Society of Medicine. This article was originally published in Volume 82 Issue 5 of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. All copyright belongs to the Royal Society of Medicine.|
|Appears in Collections:||Till, James E.|
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