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The Ethicist: Patient Privilege

Date: April 15, 2007
Author: Randy Cohen
QUOTE: Your surgeon's request was reasonable; her brow-beating you was not. ....
Your concern for the privacy of your injured acquaintance is admirable, but yes, you should have alerted those police officers to their serious, imminent danger. Their peril superseded her claims to confidentiality.

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