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66.[/size> [size=3]?A 72 yrs old man with dementia has undergone life saving surgery for cancer. Now his wife requests you not inform her husband about his state of health regarding cancer. As it will be very difficult for her to control and give care to him. Which of the following you will do?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
a) you ask for a written statement from his wife
b) It will be very difficult to treat depression and dementia
c) As this old man has dementia he will be unable to understand his situation.
d) Search for ethical point of view whether to disclose or not.
b.........nothing else makes sense, u have to tell the pt. and dementia doesn't make him any less competent
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