Dr Zhengs, and his familys, feelings about discussing illness could potentially create a difficult situation. There could be a mismatch between the health care workers, patients and familys, attitudes to discussing the diagnosis and its impact on future care planning and support needs
The Zhengs, 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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