Pros and cons of ‘therapeutic lying’ in dementia care
While truth should always be the starting point, some lies – or ‘untruths’ – can minimise distress, although they can raise ethical concerns for nurses and carers
For many nurses working with people who have dementia, lying – or at least not telling the whole truth – is almost part of the job.
Nursing Older People.
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