Drs. Stahl and Tomlinson: “Is there a right not to know?”

Devan Stahl photoTom Tomlinson photoCenter Assistant Professor Dr. Devan Stahl and Center Director Dr. Tom Tomlinson are the co-authors of a new article in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, titled “Is there a right not to know?”

Published online on April 4, the article addresses whether a patient with advanced illness or incurable disease has a right not to “hear the bad news.” Drs. Stahl and Tomlinson write that this question “raises fundamental questions concerning patient autonomy and the duties of health-care professionals.”

The full text is available on the Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology website.

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