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Family member at times wish that we withhold information from the patient because they might get more ill and depress because of their prognosis. This information should not be withheld from the patient, the patient as a right to know what is going on. Reflecting on a situation such as this, how would you handle the familys request to refrain from sharing the patients prognosis with them? What is your responsiblity as the bedside nurse and how would you respond?
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