Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: truth telling

  • A dying patient’s perspective on truth-telling

    Shimon M. Glick Beer Sheva, Israel   Mr. H, a 60-year-old farmer with liver metastases from a gastric carcinoma, had been in the hospital for quite some time. Jaundiced from his condition, he turned to one of the residents on rounds and said, “Several days ago, I asked you how much time I have to…