عنوان مقاله [English]
On the importance of truth, Imam Jafar Sadiq's saying would suffice: "The teller of the truth is in place of dignity and integrity, and the liar is bound to come to his end". The definitions of the true or the false (apart from ethical or logical perspectives) are one of the three options below: a) Announcement non-compliance with fact or the knowledge of the speaker, b) Announcement non-compliance with the speaker's beliefs, c) Announcement non-compliance with the speaker's beliefs for the aim of deception. However, in the case of doctor- patient relationship, when it comes to telling the bad news, the criteria of the true and false are regarded differently, in particular since many hadith and traditions recommend that doctors endure the patients. This article investigates the measure of the true and false in doctor-patient relationship. Imam Ali said: God is the [ultimate] measure of truth. So the truth is always compliance with God, and not merely compliant with fact or the speaker’s beliefs.