The paper, published in the journal Pediatrics, states: 'We advocate for the incorporation of a new clause into the consent forms for pediatric genetic testing that clearly states that any incidental information about parentage will not be revealed, regardless of the result.'Imagine. You go to a doctor and you submit to testing and the doctor feels nothing less than a moral obligation to lie to you. And feels good about it. So good, she publishes her belief that you deserve to be lied to because, doctor.
It's like the Tuskegee syphilis case never even entered her sphere of thought. Ever.
It does take all kinds. My doctor told me I was dead.
I failed to believe him but there may be some room in there for debate...given time.
I'm reminded of that ol' saw: "Don't ask the question if you can't stand the answer."ReplyDelete
Not when you pay them. The least one expects from doctors these days is the truth.ReplyDelete
They don't always know the truth. Having worked with docs I have learned that there is a lot of head scratching in addition to empirical evidence surrounding many diagnoses. As you know, how they give the information to patients, and how we feel about the source of the information may also play a role.ReplyDelete
HMS DefiantJuly 6, 2014 at 12:02 AM
This was paternity testing results. On this, I agree that the science is settled. The law, ethics and morality all came upon a place in the groves of academe and decided that the broad but difficult path of truth was inferior to the paths offered by lies,
Misdirection and evasion. The doctors are shod well enough that they should stick to truth with their clients.