Mr.Crossman who was diagnosed with tentative arthritis with pain that graduallyworsened was referred to an orthopedic doctor.
He is a hard working father whohas three children and a wife. Extremely worried about the results of havingthe chance of cancer. He explains to Dr. Greenblatt his reasoning to notwanting to know if its severe he’d rather his doctor do what he has to dowithout knowing the real cause for the pain. In reasoning Mr.
Crossman has theright to not know because it gives the patient their wishes to not be botheredby the results. Although if Dr. Greenblatt decided to tell Mr. Crossman hemight consider a therapist to get through the process of the condition. As wellas giving him an idea of the costly budget that he could face for treatment.For his family’s sake Mr. Crossman should have the right of telling his familyas he pleases.
Telling a family can bring a lot of agony to a person. It is hisdiagnosis, his rights, he shall have the decision making of when the best timeto let family members know of his condition.