Published Online: 1998
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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.
Associate Director, Office of Ethics, formerly Fellow, Law and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
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