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Titolo:
Should a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease be disclosed?
Autore:
Sullivan, K; OConor, F;
Indirizzi:
Queensland Univ Technol, Sch Psychol & Counselling, Carseldine, Qld 4034, Australia Queensland Univ Technol Carseldine Qld Australia 4034 Qld 4034, Australia
Titolo Testata:
AGING & MENTAL HEALTH
fascicolo: 4, volume: 5, anno: 2001,
pagine: 340 - 348
SICI:
1360-7863(200111)5:4<340:SADOAD>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PSYCHIATRISTS TELL PATIENTS; BAD-NEWS; DECISION-MAKING; CANCER-PATIENTS; DEMENTIA; PHYSICIANS; ATTITUDES; BREAKING; CARE; INFORMATION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
40
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Sullivan, K Queensland Univ Technol, Sch Psychol & Counselling, Carseldine, Qld 4034, Australia Queensland Univ Technol Carseldine Qld Australia 4034 stralia
Citazione:
K. Sullivan e F. O'Conor, "Should a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease be disclosed?", AGING MENT, 5(4), 2001, pp. 340-348

Abstract

There is evidence that some health practitioners may be reluctant to disclose a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) to patients. However, this reluctance towards disclosure may not be in accordance with patient expectation. This study examined the attitudes of 100 undergraduate psychology students towards disclosure practices in relation to AD, before and after exposureto AD education. After AD education, 93% of participants indicated a desire to be informed of a diagnosis of AD, and 95% of participants were in favour of telling a close relative a diagnosis of AD. Results are discussed in terms of the relationship between age and attitudes towards AD diagnosis. It is concluded that the high rate of support for disclosure of AD diagnosesto patients among younger adults may reflect a change in the information preferences of patients brought about by a shift away from a patriarchal medical model, toward a more autonomous model of health.

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