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Truth Disclosure

"Truth Disclosure" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Truthful revealing of information, specifically when the information disclosed is likely to be psychologically painful ("bad news") to the recipient (e.g., revelation to a patient or a patient's family of the patient's diagnosis or prognosis) or embarrassing to the teller (e.g., revelation of medical errors).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Truth Disclosure" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Truth Disclosure" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 316 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 22 publications in 2016
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