By wjmadden Published on Friday in the QUT Law Review is an article by Wendy Nixson, Has the Right to Breach Patient Confidentiality Created A Common Law Duty to Warn Genetic Relatives?
The abstract explains:
This paper discusses the conflict between a medical practitioner’s duty of care and duty to maintain patient confidentiality, and their statutory right to inform a relative about a possible genetic condition. The statutory right arguably creates a Rogers v Whitaker type duty to provide the same information a patient might require in order to make informed choices about testing and treatment. In the event that reasonable clinical judgment is …read more
Source:: Bill Madden