Learning Activity: Confidentiality and Truth-telling - Pre-test


Learning Activity: Confidentiality and Truth-telling - Pre-test

Team: Clinical Ethics in Emergency Medicine

Date: This is not a timed event.


1) What are the possible legal consequences of disclosing confidential clinical information without the patient's permission?


2) Identify at least 2 core ethical principles that support the concept of physician-patient confidentiality 


3) Name 5 clinical situations in which you are legally mandated to disclose what would otherwise be confidential clinical information, and identify who this information should be disclosed to


4) Identify 2 clinical situations where the legal mandate to disclose clinical information varies significantly from province to province


5) Describe at least one protocol or approach for breaking bad news/disclosing difficult information to patients and families

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