Dr Zheng’s, and his family’s, feelings about discussing illness could potentially create a difficult situation. There could be a mismatch between the health care worker’s, patient’s and family’s, attitudes to discussing the diagnosis and its impact on future care planning and support needs
The Zheng’s, especially May, have been living in Australia for some time, where full disclosure of diagnosis and its implications is generally the norm. However, it is important not to assume that the Zhengs all necessarily hold the same views.
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