Dr. Troy and Dr. McNamara do everything in their power to make the patient feel  more comfortable.  They support her and complement her in order to be able to proceed with the separation.

Do doctors have an ethical obligation not only to treat the patient, but also to make the patient feel at ease and unafraid, or do doctors instead have an ethical obligation to give the patient the most accurate, and honest appraisal of his/her condition? What happens when these two ethical drives come into conflict?