What if somebody who is dying confides in you?
26 Mar 07
That is the persons choice. Wouldn't you be annoyed if someone you confided in blabbed what you where saying? Just because your dying why should it be any different. If you were worried the relative asked you and you don't want to lie i'd just say you'd need to speak to the person about it. Its actually quite common for people to be diagnosed with cancer and not want to tell their family. Sooner or later though majority tell them. I can understand why people wouldn't want to tell people they care for so much, it must be heartbreaking and hopefully its something i'll never experience.
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31 Mar 07
Well until I'm actually in that situation I can't say for sure but I'd like to think I'd keep their confidence so long as it isn't hurting them or others by doing so. What I mean is if they confide in me they have cancer and I realize they are taking it so hard that they might do something foolish then I'd have to confide in others, hope that makes sense. Other then that though so long as they aren't putting themselves or others in jeaporady by not telling then they have the right not to let others know and I have to respect that.