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ETHICS IN MEDICINE   University of Washington School of Medicine

Confidentiality:
Case 2

A 75-year-old woman shows signs of abuse that appears to be inflicted by her husband. As he is her primary caregiver, she feels dependent on him and pleads with you not to say anything to him about it.

How is this case different from Case 1? How would you handle this situation?

Discussion

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