It is the purpose of this Note to review and evaluate the benefits to making full disclosure to a terminally ill patient. It is this author's position that a patient's well-being and dignity dictate that the physician be forthright with all information regarding a patient's diagnosis and the range of treatments available, including both active and passive treatments.
Note, A Doctor's Duty to Disclose Life Expectancy Information to Terminally Ill Patients, 43 Clev. St. L. Rev. 319 (1995)