Article: When Doctors Need to Lie

Here is a related article I found, and wanted to share for providing an interesting read. I believe everyone in our class can benefit, as it places more context about a topic we are now all much better familiar with; paternalism, among others.


“While this is a welcome development, it should not obscure the fact that there is still a place for old-fashioned paternalism in medicine — though the decision to defy a patient’s wishes or withhold information is one of the trickiest that we doctors face.”