The Terminal Patient's Right to Know: Psychological, Ethical and Judaic Perspectives

By Solomon Schimmel

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1986

Psychological assumptions about human behavior are central to the question of disclosure to terminal patients by physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, philosophers, theologians and legal scholars. In addition to the clarification of theoretical aspects of the issues, further empirical research on the reaction of patients and other concerned parties to disclosure and to non-disclosure is necessary if we wish to make ethical choices and decisions that will be based upon more accurate knowledge of actual human behavior rather than upon speculative assumptions and generalizations about such behavior.

Topic: Morality, Ethics, Health and Healing

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schimmel, Solomon. The Terminal Patient's Right to Know: Psychological, Ethical and Judaic Perspectives. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1986: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=81


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