Ethics in Mental Health and Oncology
45 ballots recorded

"A grieving widow with breast cancer says she doesn’t want to continue treatment. How should her oncologist respond?"
"Refer her to a psychiatrist." 33% (15)
"Test her decisional capacity. " 33% (15)
"Seek more information from her family." 20% (9)
"Respect her decision to decline cancer treatment. " 2% (1)
"A cancer treatment is likely to leave a 13-year-old boy infertile. His parents ask his oncologist not to tell him. What should the oncologist do?"
"Not tell the patient because he is a minor." 18% (8)
"Tell the patient because he has a right to know. " 80% (36)

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