Event Details
  • title
  • What Patients and Families Don’t Need to Know
  • date
  • Wednesday, 2/20/2013
  • time
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • address
  • Sparrow Auditorium
    Sparrow Hospital,
    1215 East Michigan Avenue,
    Lansing, MI 48912
    Maps & Directions

Presented by:

Larry Rawsthorne, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Consultants

Tom Tomilson, PhD, Director Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences



1. Discuss the nature of the “right to know,” its ethical justification, and its possible limits.

2. Review the variety of circumstances in which information about a patient’s condition might have adverse consequences.

3. Discuss possible justifications for withholding information about a patient, and how to critically evaluate them.

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