White Lies in Pastoral Care of Dementia Patients?

Do you ever lie to a patient in pastoral care for the greater good?

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The article, “Dementia sufferers told white lies to keep them happy: Nurses and psychiatrists admit ‘therapeutic lying’ to confused patients”, by Amanda Williams states

“Almost all nurses who treat dementia patients have admitted ‘telling white lies’ to avoid distressing them, it has today been revealed.”

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:
Is a white lie a good thing for a dementia patient?  This is the question as many health professionals admit to this when dealing with dementia patients in regards to the overall good.  This article looks at this pastoral care issue and examines what one should really do

See on www.dailymail.co.uk

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