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Ethical issues are studied with regard to: disclosing or withholding information that has potential negative impact on the patient; what happens when a patient seems to waive consent but may not be truly informed; cultural sensitivity in health care delivery; how to manage the conflict between parents who disagree about discontinuing life support for their dying infant.

CONTENTS

2.1 Disclosure

2.2 Withholding Information

2.3 Truth-Telling

2.4 Respect for Difference

2.5 Conflict Resolution