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

 

Objectives:

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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