International journal of Nursing Didactics <p>The International journal of Nursing Didactics (IJND) [ISSN: 2231-5454] is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific journal. IJND contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy. We have launched Volume 1 of online journal entitled " International journal of Nursing Didactics” publishes innovative papers, reviews, mini-reviews, and rapid communications and scheduled to appear monthly. For this purpose we would like to ask you to contribute your excellent papers in International journal of Nursing Didactics. Currently, there are several papers under review consideration for the upcoming issues. I hope you find this journal informative and useful. It is a new initiative. Your comments will help us improve the quality and content of the journal.</p> en-US (Innovative journal) (innovative) Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:01:43 +0000 OJS 60 Truth Telling A Dilemma: To Tell or Not To Tell <p>Breaking bad news is always a challenge when dealing with terminally ill patients and it’s often not done in an effective manner. Caring for a patient is not a one man show; it is the responsibility of the entire health care provider to work in collaboration in order to give patient centered care. Many health care professionals believe that disclosure of bad news will be devastating for the patient but according to the research in which 147 cancer patients were selected from different hospitals in Pakistanwhich showed that anxiety level of 41.5% patients remained same and decreased in 18.4% patients(Jawaid, 2010). Moreover, the ratio of patients who were interested to know all the available treatment options was 57.1 and 69.4% were willing to be involved in decision making process about their treatment (Jawaid, 2010). Knowing the truth is the basic component of patient’s autonomy. Hence this proved that despite of having fear of cancer majority of patients want to know about their&nbsp; diagnosis, prognosis and treatment and they want to be involved in plan of care. The key of successful relationship between healthcare provider and the patient is the trust which is connected with the trustful communication. Patients expect the truthful communication from their healthcare provider the same way as the healthcare providers expect from their patients that they will tell them the truth. Principle of beneficence is all about promoting the good and preventing patient from any harm. This means that the nurse should respect patient’s autonomy. Disclosing truth about cancer diagnosis and prognosis may have helped her to finish her pending task, this could have given her the chance to spend quality time with her family.</p> Muniza Noordin Hussaini, Amyn Deedar Ali ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 17 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000