Published Online: 1 May 1998
Page Count: 4
Associate Director, Office of Ethics, formerly Fellow, Law and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
A psychiatric consultation is presented in which the physician uses a cardiac monitor in the manner of a lie-detector. Ethical analysis of a clinician's duties in cases of suspected malingering addresses both the standard of informed consent necessary for such assessments and the potential forensic consequences of unanticipated clinical findings.
Paper ID: JFS16189J