Table 2

 The amount of information relatives should be given: opinion of family doctors

Total disagreement n (%)Partial disagreement n (%)Partial agreement n (%)Total agreement n (%)
Relatives should be given only the information that will enable them to help the patient24 (10.6)43 (18.9)101 (44.5)59 (26)
Relatives should be given only the information that the patient cannot assume or accept8 (3.5)7 (3.1)108 (47.6)104 (45.8)
Relatives should be given information only when the patient is incapable of understanding it7 (3.1)8 (3.5)66 (29.1)146 (64.3)