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ETHICS IN MEDICINE   University of Washington School of Medicine

Mistakes:
Case 1

An 18-month-old child presents to the clinic with a runny nose. Since she is otherwise well, the immunizations due at 18 months are administered. After she and her mother leave the clinic, you realize that the patient was in the clinic the week before and had also received immunizations then.

Should you tell the parents about your mistake?

Discussion

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