The Man Who Claimed to Be a Paedophile
Hill, Simon A.
Journal of Medical Ethics. 2000 Apr; 26(2): 137-138.
A psychiatrist recounts a case of a man presenting with severe depression who claimed to have abused children and his pet dog. Clinical management of the case hinged on whether this claim was true, a lie or delusional. The uncertainty over this raised complex ethical dilemmas regarding confidentiality and protection of the public (and animals).
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