Journal Published Online: 01 May 1998
Volume 43, Issue 3

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



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.

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Candilis, PJ
Office of Ethics, formerly Fellow, Law and Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Pages: 4
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Stock #: JFS16189J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS16189J