The Right To Know

@diutay (1315)
Philippines
August 15, 2008 12:39pm CST
Somebody in your family was proclaimed to have only months to live. Will you tell him about it or not? Or let's say a patient is dying should the doctor inform him? Don't you think that its his right to know? In your case, what would be the best thing to do?
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@rocker21 (2717)
• India
15 Aug 08
just tell them that truth is you aint gonna live more so better enjoy from now! Atleast they got a reason to totally enjoy themselves and die rather than living like bullshyts and wait for enjoyment to come after the age of 50!
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
That's one way of looking at it. Enjoy while they're still here on earth. thanks.
16 Aug 08
Hi diutay, That a difficult situation to be in but I think that the person who is dying usualy know that he/she is dying anyway and that is strange other then that I won't tell because I won't want them to be street out and worry about the family, it is very hard. Tamara
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
It is indeed something very hard to decide. It's something that would affect a lot of people. Thanks
• Lubbock, Texas
15 Aug 08
I agree with Croquetilla. It would depend on the person. Some people would just give up and suffer miserably those few months, and others would step up and live life to the fullest they possibly could for those few months. The thing is, it should never be stated positively, you only have a set time to live. It should be stated "from the information we have and past experience with patients who have this problem you may have only xxxx months to live" because it's not definite any way you look at. Every individual is different. If it was me, I would want a straight answer.
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
This is the part where individual differences has to be taken into account. People who are naturally optimistic would have a different way of dealing with this dilemma.