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.