In the Asian culture, there is often a belief that terminally ill patients should not be informed about their prognosis. Would you respect the cultural practice and not inform a patient about the prognosis? Is there a way for health care providers to balance the patientâ€™s right to know with respect for the cultural practices and beliefs of the family? Is not fully disclosing information to the patient an ethical breach?
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