Why patients withhold facts – and what you can do about it
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Why patients withhold facts – and what you can do about it

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

Omissions of truth may be a patient’s way to avoid judgement, but can jeopardise care. Find out how to improve communication and help patients open up

Research suggests that most patients have withheld medically relevant information from healthcare professionals, including nurses.

Nursing Standard. 38, 2, 35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns.38.2.35.s13

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