Attitudes of general practitioners towards disclosing a terminal diagnosis

  • Illana Perlman
Keywords: Diagnosis, Attitude to Death, Terminal Care, Physician-patient relations, Physicians, Family.


The task of the GP to disclose a terminal diagnosis is discussed, using the findings of a survey which was done to find out what is being practised and what are the attitudes which underlie these approaches. The need for better training in the field of the terminally-ill patient is strongly emphasised.

Author Biography

Illana Perlman
BA (Social work) (Hons) s0its
Original Research