Just how much should a doctor tell a patient?

If the family of a patient does not want him to know the truth about his condition, should the doctor go against their wishes and tell the patient the truth? How much details of risks involved in medical procedures and side-effects of drugs should a doctor explain to the patient? What if they cannot understand the details? It is not easy for Doctors to navigate such dilemmas. Hence, besides the technical skills required to do their job, they need the soft skills to navigate such situations. Check out this article!

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