BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1985 Dec 14; 291(6570): 1718.
The author, a child psychiatrist, comments briefly about an incident of unauthorized disclosure to a lawyer of a psychiatrist's evaluation of a troubled family. She notes that the event has implications for medical ethics as well as for the persons involved. Doctors who breach confidentiality by disclosing a consultant's report risk that the consultant will water down or substantially modify written opinions lest the reports be read by the patients or others not intended to see them. (KIE abstract)
Children; Confidentiality; Consultation; Disclosure; Doctors; Ethics; Evaluation; Expert Testimony; Health; Legal Aspects; Medical Ethics; Medical Records; Mental Health; Parent Child Relationship; Parents; Patient Access to Records; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Psychiatry; Records; Referral and Consultation; Risk; Social Workers;
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