To Tell or Not: The Chinese Doctors’ Dilemma on Disclosure of a Cancer Diagnosis to the Patient

  • Hongchun WANG Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, 107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China
  • Fang ZHAO Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA
  • Xiangling WANG UT Southwestern Medical Center, TX,USA
  • Xiaoyang CHEN Humanistic Medicine Research Center, Shandong University, 107 Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan 250012, China
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Published
2018-11-01
How to Cite
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WANG H, ZHAO F, WANG X, CHEN X. To Tell or Not: The Chinese Doctors’ Dilemma on Disclosure of a Cancer Diagnosis to the Patient. Iran J Public Health. 47(11):1773-1774.
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Letter to the Editor