Volume 43, Issue 3 (May 1998)

    Ethics, Malingering, and a Lie-Detector at the Bedside

    Published Online: May

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    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.


    Author Information:

    Candilis, PJ
    Associate Director, Office of Ethics, formerly Fellow, Law and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA


    Stock #: JFS16189J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS16189J

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    Title Ethics, Malingering, and a Lie-Detector at the Bedside
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30