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    Honesty in the Healthcare Professional/Patient Relationship

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    Truth telling is very important and I have found that the patient and loved one will eventually find out about it at some point, so you might as well tell the truth from the get go. Do you think there would be times when telling the truth is not the best course of action? How does it affect or might affect you personally and professionally when you keep the truth from the patient?

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    I believe that truth telling is a very important part of our interrelationship with other individuals, and much of the faith that an individual puts into the things that you are telling them, is based on your reputation for being an honest and truthful individual in the past. Due to the fact that past actions are essentially the best way to forecast future actions, ...

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    This solution discusses ethical decision making in the health care field.