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Would you tell the family? - page 2

My cousin was in a serious car accident and was put on life support. After four days, the decision was made to shut off the machines, and my cousin's blood was drawn for tissue typing to see if she... Read More

  1. Visit  lady_jezebel profile page
    Quote from MedicalZebra
    Here is my question: If you were in this situation, would you tell the parents the truth? Or would you feel that the parents already had enough to deal with?
    It's very paternalistic for the MD to decide to withhold info in order to protect the family. I don't think this is OK.