To inform or not to inform - A decision with psychobiological implication

Vadim S. Rotenberg*

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Abstract

A patient, being informed about his dangerous or even fatal disease, like cancer, has a higher chance to give up and display a renunciation of search activity. Such renunciation decreases body resistance and makes the overall situation hopeless. Thus a person has the right to be not informed about such diseases, because he has the right to use all his inner resources for survivial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine and Law
Volume16
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

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