The Right To The Truth: For families and friends of patients with cancer

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The Right To The Truth

Subtitle:

For families and friends of patients with cancer

By: I.C. Papachristos, MD

Foreword by Prof. Peter Goldstraw, past President, IASLC.

Paperback (5½ × 8½ ", 288 pages, ISBN 978-1977834744)
&
—ebook (Amazon / kindle edition, ISBN 978-618-83380-0-5)

Book reveals widespread abuse of cancer patients' rights

SYNOPSIS:

Should all patients be informed when they've been diagnosed with cancer? If the answer is “yes,” Who should break the bad news to them? And How is such news best delivered? How much of the truth can a patient handle? 

Patients' inalienable right to know the truth about their condition ought to be guaranteed the world over. Yet this right is routinely violated. In Greece, for example, cancer patients are frequently kept in the dark about their diagnosis. In fact, this right is routinely disregarded all over the globe with appalling consequences. 

In “The Right To The Truth,” the author—a thoracic surgeon—presents Counterexamples inspired by events observed during 33 years of clinical experience, and he addresses each with well-crafted Arguments in favor of the patients' Right to know : 

► for Trust
► for Protection from predators who would exploit vulnerable patients
► for understanding that Sacrifices are sometimes required to achieve cure
► for acquiring well-founded Hope 
► for Overcoming fear of the unknown

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About the Author

Author Name : I.C. Papachristos, MD

     I'm a thoracic surgeon and current Head of the Thoracic Surgery Department at the 424 Military Hospital in Greece. It's a position I've held since 1999.

My early years were spent in my hometown, Kalampaka, which lies under Meteora, a picturesque rocky complex with post–Byzantine monasteries built on top. I studied Medicine at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. I've been practicing Medicine since 1988.

I began my specialist–training initially in Athens, Greece, then continued in the United Kingdom cities of London, Glasgow and Belfast. I'm a former Regent of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons for Greece (2005– 2010). My areas of interest include lung cancer, bioethics, medical ethics, and medical documentation. Click on this link ( www.icp-med.gr/engl/scientific/ ) for more details about my scientific and medical work. I serve as a Colonel in the Hellenic Army Medical Corps.

My inspiration for writing emerged from career milestones and other events in diverse geographical locations and cities in the UK, Greece, the United States, France and elsewhere. My first three books were written and published in 2016, two in Greek and one in English: www.papachristos.eu

In favor of:

  • coffee (lots of coffee),
  • wire fox terriers,
  • humanism,
  • history,
  • photography,
  • design and
  • reading.

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