Disclosure of a diagnosis to children and adolescents when parents object : a clinical ethics analysis.
Parents of children and adolescents occasionally request nondisclosure of a diagnosis to the patient.
This ethical dilemma was analyzed using a case in which parents of a child with cystic fibrosis demanded that the physician not reveal the diagnosis to their daughter.
The case study helps to identify the specific clinical factors that may be considered when confronting similar dilemmas in other cases.
Any justification for lying to the patient or hiding information must derive from clinical circumstances that override the basic moral duty to tell the truth.
The physician, the disease, the patient, and the family are all pertinent to the ethical decision of disclosure.
These factors may change over time with the natural history of the disease and the maturation of the patient.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Mucoviscidose, Adolescent, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Pancréas pathologie, Maladie héréditaire, Etude cas, Relation médecin malade, Relation parent enfant, Diagnostic, Communication verbale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Mucoviscidosis, Adolescent, Respiratory disease, Digestive diseases, Pancreatic disease, Genetic disease, Case study, Physician patient relation, Parent child relation, Diagnosis, Verbal communication
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0555002
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.