Abbas Kiarostami death sparks debate on patient’s right to be informed in Iran

The Guardian, 15 July 2016
Author: Saeed Kamali Dehghan
“The death of the legendary film-maker Abbas Kiarostami has sparked an intense debate in Iran over the right of patients to be told the truth about their illness after claims that the director did not know the severity of his condition until shortly before he died. The complaint has touched a nerve in Iran, where patients are often not told about the severity of their medical condition.”
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